Supports & Accommodations
This topic explores adjustments employers can make to the workplace to accommodate people with disabilities so that they can successfully perform their job.
Success in the workplace for young people often depends on the availability and effectiveness of accommodations and supports. These accommodations and supports ensure that youth have full access to the workplace and can successfully perform the necessary job tasks.
There have been significant advances in the identification and use of accommodations and supports that enable people of all abilities to successfully perform in the workplace. These advances include an array of technologies and methodologies, including:
- assistive devices
- alternative and augmentative communication strategies
- architectural modifications
- re-structured job assignments
- mentors and coaches
- flex time and other scheduling accommodations
- employee assistance and other employer human resource management programs
These advances, along with legal protections from discrimination per the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), have created an environment
in which job seekers with disabilities can better promote their job
qualifications and advocate for necessary accommodations.
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