The modification and/or removal of marginal functions from a position is an example of a reasonable accommodation. Essential functions are those job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. From The ADA: Your Responsibilities...
Air Cleaners & Purifiers
Indoor air cleaning systems may help to reduce levels of allergens and pollutants in indoor air to create a cleaner, healthier work and home environment. There are a number of different types of air cleaners and filtration systems; HEPA, ULPA,...
Cubicle Doors, Shields, and Shades
Attachments for office cubicles to enhance privacy and reduce external noise.
- Task Lighting
Anti-Glare Filters for Fluorescent Lights
Filters for fluorescent lights allow the fluorescent to more closely resemble natural sunlight, and reduces reflective and veiling glare.
Alternative lighting, such as incandescent lighting and LED light fixtures provide adequate task light without harmful UV radiation. LED lights are becoming more widely available. Contact the following companies for information regarding these products:
Lighting Gel Filters
Lighting gel filters can be used with overhead fluorescent bulbs to provide a softer diffused light source. They are available in a full spectrum of colors and in various degrees of diffusion.
Modified Break Schedule
Some employees can benefit from taking their breaks at a different rate than what may be considered standard by their employer to accomodate certain conditions, symptoms and habits they have in order to perform their job at their optimal level.
Full Spectrum or Natural Lighting Products
Individuals who experience eye strain or fatigue may benefit from natural light. If it is not possible to situate the worker near a natural light source, alternative lighting may be an accommodation solution. Full Spectrum Lighting or Full Spectrum Light...
Incandescent or non-fluorescent lighting is generally considered to be more natural lighting that provides consistent light levels and enables users with light sensitivity to work more productively in some industrial and office settings.
Employees who experience limitations in concentration may need a flexible schedule in order to work optimally during hours of increased attentiveness. Flexible schedules can also be used to have a period of mental rest in order to refocus and reorient...
Environmental Sound Machines / Tinnitus Maskers / White Noise Machines
Environmental sound machines, also known as sound conditioners, help block out extraneous noises that are often found to be distracting. They can also be used to reduce stress in the work environment. Devices can include those that create persistent masking...
Telework, Work from Home, Working Remotely
Telework, within certain fields, can be an excellent alternative for employees who have conditions that make it difficult for them to leave their home or reliably travel to a place of work. Employers should consider if a job can be...
Job restructuring is a form of reasonable accommodation which enables many qualified individuals with disabilities to perform jobs effectively. Job restructuring as a reasonable accommodation may involve reallocating or redistributing the marginal functions of a job. However, an employer is...