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EEOC updates its ADA guidance to account for AI

August 25, 2023

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pertains to candidates and employees with visual disabilities to highlight steps companies can take to make sure new technologies and artificial intelligence are accessible, according to a news release.

The guidance specifies that employers need to provide reasonable accommodations for any decision-making tools using algorithms or AI, such as for hiring. That can include an alternative testing format that could better assess a worker’s ability to perform the job in question, the EEOC said.

Companies also should share information about how the technology evaluates applicants or employees and provide instructions on how to seek an accommodation, according to the guidance.

Source:  HR Dive 7/27/23

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