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Reasonable Accommodations for employment
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:36:22 AM »
What are Reasonable Accommodations for employment?
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Re: Reasonable Accommodations for employment
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 11:43:34 AM »
A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things usually are done that would allow an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job functions, or enjoy equal access to benefits available to other individuals in the workplace.

The ADA also stipulates that employers are responsible for providing necessary accommodations when an employee declares a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook defines an accommodation as "any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities".

This may include:
* Providing or modifying equipment (e.g., providing a dictation machine instead of a typewriter)
* Making facilities accessible - removing barriers (e.g., installing ramps or elevators)
* Providing readers or interpreters (e.g., sign language interpreters)

The following are other examples of accommodations employers might provide. Please note that this list is not inclusive, and that the best method of identifying needed accommodations is to ask the individual in question what works best for him/her.
* Interpreters
* Phone Adaptations
* Seating
* Oral Instructions (vs. written)
* Tapes of Meetings
* Accessible Space
* Extra Time for Tests
* Lowered Light Switches
* Tests on Tape
* Large Print Material
* Calculators
* Blocks Under Desk
* Note-takers
* Technical Assistance
* Flexible Scheduling
* Accessibility
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