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This brochure is one of a series on human resources practices and workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities edited by Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC, Director, Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University ILR School. The original was written by Frank N. Morosky, M.S., P.T., the coordinator of the Cornell University Back Injury Prevention Program, Ithaca, NY. It was revised and updated in 2000, and again in 2010, by Sheryl Ulin, Ph.D., CPE, Research Investigator, The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics. It recieved legal review in 2011 by Beth Reiter, an independent legal consultant from Ithaca, N.Y., with assistance from Sara Furguson, a Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute student research assistant.


This material was produced by the Employment and Disability Institute in the Cornell University ILR School. Development of the original brochure series was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) (grant #H133D10155). Content updates were funded by NIDRR grant number H133 A110020. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.