Publication Date

September 2007


[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.