JAN Accommodation and Compliance Series — Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

DMEC StaffResources, White Papers

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act and regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission refocused attention on workplace accommodations by broadening the definition of disability; more coverage means more employees will likely be entitled to workplace accommodations. This increased attention has some employers concerned about the costs of providing job accommodations.

However, a study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), shows that workplace accommodations not only are low cost, but also positively impact the workplace in many ways. The whitepaper lists low cost accommodations that can be implemented in many workplaces. Find other accommodation resources on the JAN web site.