Learn How the Ticket to Work Program Can Work for You

Chapter 4 - Getting a Job

Job 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

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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.