Did you know that people with disabilities who have disclosed their disability to their employer
are ensured reasonable accommodations by their employers by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act?
“Reasonable accommodations” means adapting the job site or job functions for a qualified person with a disability,
to enable the individual to enjoy equal employment opportunities. An employer can modify the work site or the job itself;
both are considered accommodations. Examples of accommodations an employer might make include:
Making existing facilities accessible, such as building a ramp or widening a doorway.
Allowing for flexible work schedules, such as part-time or modified hours.
Adjusting or modifying tests, training materials or policies. Providing readers and interpreters.
Acquiring or modifying equipment. Reassigning an individual to a vacant position for which the employee is qualified.
It's important to remember that what employers do to accommodate an employee with a disability
can vary from employer to employer and individual to individual.
If you need help determining how to discuss and receive job accommodations, consider these resources:
Service providers – many ENs and VRs offer assistance in discussing and arranging job accommodations with an employer.
Job Accommodations Network (JAN) – JAN is an organization that offers consultation and support in arranging job
accommodations between employers and employees. ADA’s Guide to Employment – learn more about the benefits,
support and protections offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Click the right arrow to continue.