What is a “reasonable accommodation” under the ADA?

A. An employer shall provide “reasonable accommodation” to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified person with a disability, unless doing so creates an undue hardship. “Reasonable accommodations” may include:

  • purchasing or modifying equipment or devices;
  • job restructuring;
  • part-time or modified work schedules;
  • reassignment to a vacant position;
  • adjusting or modifying examinations;
  • writing new training materials or policies;
  • providing qualified readers or interpreters;
  • making the workplace readily accessible and usable by people with disabilities.