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Ask an ADA Expert: Understanding How Employment Accommodations Work

OctOctober 11 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm


This online meeting will talk about how workplaces handle reasonable accommodations. It will cover topics like how bosses and workers can decide on a fair and helpful accommodation. Who gets to make the final decision? What if a suggested accommodation doesn’t work well or is too difficult for the company? And when should you talk to a specialist, like an occupational therapist?

In this event, you can ask any questions you have about the process of asking for changes at work.

Reasonable accommodations under the ADA

  • If you have a disability as defined by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), you can ask for reasonable changes at work to help you do your job. Here are some examples of these accommodations:
  • Adjusting the workplace facilities to make them more accessible.
  • Changing the way the job tasks are organized or done.
  • Allowing employees to work from a remote location.
  • Offering part-time work or adjusting work hours.
  • Making modifications to the hiring process to ensure fairness for disabled applicants.

The process for requesting accommodations

The process for asking for accommodations at work is called the “interactive process.” It’s when employers and employees talk and decide on changes that help the employee but are also reasonable for the employer.

Submit questions

To make sure your question is answered during the session, it is best to submit your questions ahead of time via the registration website. The option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

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Register for this session on Accessibility Online.

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