Examples of Reasonable Accommodation

What are examples of Reasonable Accommodations?

The following list gives you some examples, but it is not an exhaustive list.

  • Adapting premises and equipment – for example, installing ramps, providing break out rooms and rest spaces, adjustable height desks, orthopaedic chairs, and so on.

  • Providing assistive technologies such as screen readers, special keyboards and telephone headsets.

  • Supporting flexible and considerate patterns of working time, and flexible schedules for people who use public transport.

  • Providing car parking.

  • Reorganising floor space for moving desks.

  • Redistributing tasks to suit the employee

  • Providing training.

  • Translating policies, procedures and other information into Braille.

  • Providing large print formats.

  • Having signers available.

  • Putting a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) in place.

  • Nominating key people to help a person with disability in the case of an emergency if required.

  • Providing flashing and audio alarms.

  • Installing ’Deadman’ switches on machinery so it turns off automatically if a person has a seizure.

  • Providing suitable storage for medicines (for example, a safe storage place for insulin).