[Excerpt] All employees need the right tools and work environment to effectively perform their jobs. Similarly, individuals with disabilities may need workplace adjustments — or accommodations — to maximize the value they can add to their employer. Employers accommodate workers everyday — with and without disabilities — to build a loyal, dedicated and productive workforce. A few examples include:
• Flexible work schedules to accommodate family responsibilities;
• Software to allow efficient manipulation of data;
• Ergonomic chairs to alleviate back pain;
• Wrist supports to reduce the effects of repetitive stress disorders; and
• Telecommuting to reduce stress or address other issues associated with commuting to work.