Reasonable Accommodation Process Resources & Tools

Accommodation Resources and ToolsThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires reasonable accommodation in three aspects of employment: 1) to ensure equal opportunity in the application process, 2) to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of a job, and 3) to enable an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.

Disability accommodations required under the ADA include a broad array of adjustments, ranging from alterations to a workspace to the ability to work from home to time away from work.

Quickly identifying accommodation needs and meeting them successfully is an important component of every employer’s compliant absence management program. To help employers tackle what can sometimes be a daunting process, this resource page provides information about useful policies and procedures, how to recognize and handle accommodation requests, how to determine effective accommodations, and what types of accommodations might be reasonable.

DMECommunities Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Group

DMECommunities, our online networking groups, provide members with a welcoming and professional environment where they can directly connect with industry peers, ask/answer questions, share resources, seek feedback, and obtain absence and disability management information. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Group is your destination for everything ADA — from the interactive process, to effective accommodations, and much more!

ADA Accommodation Process Microcredential Course

The ADA Accommodation Process Microcredential Course is an interactive, self-paced training — featuring real-life scenarios and knowledge checks — focused on how to navigate employee accommodation requests effectively and confidently. The online course, which includes applicable resources and a certificate and digital badge upon completion, covers conducting the interactive process, making accommodations, communication and documentation, and tracking, managing, and monitoring accommodations.

DMEC Webinars

DMEC provides a variety of webinars on topics related to the accommodation process, return to work, stay at work, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) throughout the year. We invite you to watch the recordings from some of our past webinars.

DMEC @Work Magazine

Each year in @Work magazine, we highlight programs, tools, and resources employers can use to manage the reasonable accommodation process. Check out the issues, articles and columns below.

DMEC Sample Templates and Forms

DMEC provides a variety of sample checklists, policies, letters, templates, guides, and more to help you effectively manage your absence management programs. The samples below are intended to help you with the reasonable accommodation process.

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If you are not a DMEC member, we encourage you to join. DMEC members have access to white papers, case studies, @Work magazine articles, free webinars, legislative updates, and much more. These resources will assist you in building an effective and compliant integrated absence management program, saving you time, resources, and money. Learn more.

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