Accommodations and Retention
Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities
All employees need to be able to perform essential job functions at work to remain qualified for the job. Some employees may need modifications or adjustments to be able to do their job effectively. Reasonable accommodations can be offered for employees who have disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as employees without disabilities. Providing reasonable accommodations contributes to an overall employment retention strategy by allowing employees to do their best on the job.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers information about the process of providing reasonable accommodations, examples of accommodations by type of disability and resources for employers, including federal agencies, state and local government agencies and private businesses.
Technology and Accommodations
Technology use in the workplace is increasing. It is important to ensure your technology is accessible for employees with disabilities. To learn more about accessible technology in the workplace, review the Be Tech Savvy: Accessible Information and Communication Technology segment of the Inclusion@Work Framework. Websites are also an important piece of the overall accessibility picture. Read the fact sheet, 10 Tips for an Accessible Website developed by EARN and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) to learn more.