Accommodation Services in the Workplace

Conduct the interactive process of establishing workplace and specific job duty accommodations for employees with disabilities resulting in equal access.


  • Assess job tasks as they relate to client functional capacity

  • Inform client of rights: confidentiality and reasonable accommodations

  • Establish an accommodation plan with measurable goals and outcomes

  • Maintain progress notes, compile final report

  • Post supportive services

Education/Training for the Work Environment

Collaborate with employees, supervisors, managers, and human resources to promote an inclusive design of the work-related environment in compliance with the 504 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements


 

Discussion topics:

  • Disability as a part of the Human Experience

  • Brief overview of ADA and 504 Rehabilitation Act

  • Brief overview of Universal Design

  • Microaggressions

Accessibility of Digital Platforms for the Workplace

Work with web development team to identify barriers to digital content and media by creating solutions to insure digital accessibility and usability according to federal accessibility standards.


 

  • Assistive Technology used: popular screen-readers

  • ADA Sec 508

  • Web Content Access Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG)

  • Accessibility VS. Usability

  • Manual evaluation/support

Accessibility Training on Common Workplace and Applications


  • Modifications and training of common technological equipment and applications utilized in the educational field and the workplace:

  • Windows, Company network/Computer system

  • K-12/higher ed learning management platforms

  • Google, MS Office, and Acrobat tools

  • IOS mobile devices and accessible applications.

Employment-related Counseling Services

Adjustment to disability in preparation for the work environment and continued job coaching/support to cope with attitudinal barriers in the job climate, in turn enhancing job satisfaction and productivity.


 

  • Counseling, plan w/measurable goals, progress notes
  • Support groups

Accessibility of physical space


Basic evaluation of physical space according to the ADA, the
Architectural Barriers Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

  • Assessment of access for public events
  • Report with findings and recommendations
  • Final review post modifications

     

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