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Disability Resources

Job Accommodations

A job accommodation is a reasonable adjustment to a job or work environment that makes it possible for an individual with a disability to perform job duties. Determining whether to provide accommodations involves considering the required job tasks, the functional limitations of the person doing the job, the level of hardship to the employer, and other issues. Accommodations may include specialized equipment, facility modifications, adjustments to work schedules or job duties, as well as a whole range of other creative solutions.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), provides a free consulting service on workplace accommodations. ODEP also provides fact sheets on job accommodations.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network provides information on job accommodations through its Web site and toll-free information service.

JAN's Web Portal for Employers
Information for employers about accommodation, legal issues, and human resources issues.

Worksite Accommodations
Provides fact sheets on job accommodations.

Accommodations Get the Job Done
Provides examples of accommodations that have been made for qualified workers with disabilities.

Making Management Decisions About Accommodations
Provides guidance and case studies for help in providing accommodation to employees.

Tax Incentives for Businesses
Provides information on the three tax incentives that are available to help employers cover the cost of accommodations for employees with disabilities and to make their places of business accessible for employees and/or customers with disabilities.

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Job Accommodations Information from
Provides information on technical assistance to identify and secure accommodations for employment for people with disabilities.

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