A reasonable accommodation is defined as the modification or adjustment of a job application process or a work environment to enable a qualified individual with a disability to be considered for a job. The three categories for reasonable accommodations cover:
· The modification or adjustment to a job application process that allows a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered.
· A modification or adjustment to an individuals work environment that enables a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential duties of their position.
· Modification or adjustment that allows an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment enjoyed by other employees without disabilities in a similar situation.
Situations where reasonable accommodations are not required include:
· If an employer is unaware of the need.
· If providing the accommodation would cause an undue hardship on the employer.
· The employer is free to choose accommodations and may provide those less expensive or easier to obtain.