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...
- Service Animal
Simulated Skylights and Windows
Simulated skylights and windows can brighten a dark space and add depth to a small area. Pictures are placed into window frames that are backed by lighting to improve aspects of the work area.
- Apps for Anxiety and Stress
Behavior Modification Techniques
The use of basic learning techniques, such as conditioning, biofeedback, reinforcement, or aversion therapy, to alter human behavior. A form of psychotherapy that uses basic learning techniques to modify maladaptive behavior patterns by substituting new responses to given stimuli for...
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.
Rotating tasks and positions can limit the repetitive strain a job task may place on an employee. Rotating to a different task for a period of time before returning to the original task can enable an employee to perform to...
The modification of supervisory methods can be a reasonable accommodation. Examples include meeting with employees more or less frequently to discuss daily/weekly job tasks, encouraging employee to let supervisor know when something is unclear, providing instructions auditory or in writing,...
An employer may need to consider flexibility in work hours so that an individual can attend counseling. Examples include blocks of leave time, flexing a schedule, combining break times, or rescheduling a lunch.
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...
While mentoring is valuable for any new employee, it may be particularly beneficial for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities may have difficulties with social skills, interpreting social cues, and understanding workplace rules, particularly those that are unspoken. A mentor...
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit, such as alleviating or mitigating some symptoms of the disability, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats,...
Some individuals can benefit from having a dedicated person with them to help keep them focused, assist with minor day to day tasks and help them operate in social environments that they may not feel comfortable in alone. Allowing an...
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...
Enhances the field of vision allowing computer users to see behind them, reducing stress in an open environment.
Uninterrupted Work Time
Some workers can benefit greatly from staying in a single focusd position over a long period of time rather than having interruptions or breaks in their workflow. Employers should negotiate with employees about how their work time can be utilized...