An accommodation is any change to a job, work environment, or process that would allow someone with a disability to apply for a job, do the job, or access benefits anyone else would have. These changes make the job or process possible or more practical for someone with a disability.
Some common accommodations include
- Fragrance-free workplaces
- Service animals at work
- Assistive technologies like screen readers
- Assistive services like sign language interpreters
- Changes to tangential tasks such as lifting objects
Many companies have disorganized accommodations processes. As a result, employees with disabilities cannot do their jobs as easily or at all—and they, along with their talents, leave these workplaces.
This EARN resource can help your organization implement a centralized accommodation program.
You can learn more about reasonable accommodations from this EARN resource.