Download PDF Karla L. Miller, columnist with the Washington Post, replied to a recent reader inquiry about disclosing a disability during the application process. Though job applicants are not required to disclose a disability when applying for a job unless they request an accommodation, early disclosure can often benefit both employer and applicant. Assistant Secretary Kathleen Martinez provides some inspirational advice on the topic here. Read the Washington Post column. Click here for employer resources and information on disclosure, or visit www.AskEARN.org.