Accommodations in the workplace

You have a right to ask for accommodations at work to help you do your job.

Accommodations are changes that allow you to apply for a job, interview, take any required tests or perform your job.

Examples:

  • Changes in work environment that allow you to get around — wheelchair ramps, special desks, letting you interview on the first floor, etc.

  • Changes in format for written materials —if you need instructions in large print, braille, or audio format

  • Special equipment — special keyboards, voice recognition software, etc.

  • Flexible work or break schedule

Make sure you ask for an accommodation if you think you need one!

Learn more at these websites:

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Here's what you can do:

  • Look at the examples from these websites

  • Think about what accommodations you might need

  • Know how to ask for them

  • If you're working with a Vocational Program, they can help you

 

Sources: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Job Accommodation Network

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