Any accommodation will need to meet your specific need. You 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 you with the support you need to be able to perform essential functions up to the expected standards. Here are some possible examples. Keep in mind this list is not exhaustive and there are extra points for you to add your own!

Possible workplace accommodations

  • Accessible work environment 
  • Environment modifications (i.e., quite a space provided or lower lighting options)
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Adaptive equipment or devices (i.e., noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses, gloves)
  • Telecommuting options
  • More frequent breaks 
  • Modified performance reviews 
  • Modified interview structure
  • Receiving interview questions in advance
  • Providing interpreters or reading assistance

Possible school accommodations

  • Audio recorded or written copies of lectures
  • Text to speech software to help with reading difficulties
  • Increased time limits or extra breaks to allow for increased processing time in exams 
  • Flexibility with due dates 
  • Modified instruction 
  • Accessible classrooms 
  • Modified curriculum 
  • Interpreters, note-takers, assistive software