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Reasonable Accomodations

Looking to return to work but don't think you can with your impairment? Are you currently working and need help to do your job because of your imparament?


EmpowerWorks can assist you with identifying, requsting and negotiating reasonable accommodations.

What are reasonable accommodations?

Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done during the hiring process. These modifications enable an individual with a disability to have an equal opportunity not only to get a job, but successfully perform their job tasks to the same extent as people without disabilities. The ADA requires reasonable accommodations as they relate to three aspects of employment: 1) ensuring equal opportunity in the application process; 2) enabling a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job; and 3) making it possible for an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment..

Below are videos, from Job Accommodation Network (JAN), featuring different situations regarding reasonable accommodations:

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