Accomodating a worker tools
Accommodations Get the Job done Accommodations are developed on an individual basis and in a partnership between the person with the disability and the employer.
Job accommodations can be an integral part of a successful employment situation for a person with a disability.Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis.They are made as a cooperative effort among the employee with a disability, the employer, and other individuals when appropriate (e.g.the union representative, the rehabilitation counselor). The main issues to be considered are the job tasks that must be accomplished, the functional limitations of the person doing the job, and whether the proposed accommodation will pose an undue hardship to the employer.Accommodations may include specialized equipment, facility modifications, adjustments to work schedules or job duties, as well as a whole range of other creative solutions.
In December 1994 the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s Job Accommodation Network () reported that 68% of job accommodations made cost less than $500, and further, that employers report that for every dollar spent on accommodations, the company received $28 in benefits.