Any accommodation will need to meet your employee’s specific needs. Employees have a right to reasonable accommodations. A reasonable accommodation does NOT require removing essential functions of a job or lowering performance standards. It does mean providing supports needed to be able to perform up to the expected standards. Here are some possible examples. Keep in mind accommodations for one employee may benefit many other employees.

Possible workplace accommodations

  • Using visual aids or other supports to increase understanding
  • Environment modifications 
  • Adaptive equipment or devices 
  • Flexible work schedule and frequent breaks
  • Providing advanced notice for Transition warnings
  • Modified interview structure 
  • Telecommuting options
  • Modified performance reviews 
  • Providing interpreters or reading assistance