Similarly, a reasonable accommodation enables a person with a disability who is applying for a job to have equal opportunity to participate in the process of applying and to be considered for a job.
A reasonable accommodation also allows an employee with a disability equal opportunity to enjoy the privileges and benefits of employment that employees without disabilities do.
Reasonable accommodations remove workplace barriers for people with disabilities.Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants and employees with disabilities who are qualified.It is being a part of the events in life others pursue through schools, jobs, churches, recreation, and more.'Knowing is not enough, we must apply.Willing is not enough, we must do.' - Bruce Lee People; whether they experience a form of disability or not, have basic needs that must be met in order for them to feel fulfilled.It is being included in life and participating using their abilities in daily activities as members of their own communities.
Inclusion is being a part of what everyone else is, despite ability, and being welcomed and embraced as a member of the community who belongs.Accommodating a person while they are at work, applying for a job, while they are at school, or ensuring that people with disabilities have access to public buildings or transportation is not the same as including them in society at large.The reason for this is because including people who experience forms of disabilities in society at large is something that cannot be legislated.After all, wasn't accommodation of the needs of people who experience forms of disabilities including them?Let's begin with a description of what it means to accommodate people with disabilities.Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified people with disabilities who are applicants or employees unless doing so would cause the employer, 'undue hardship (yikes - another article).' In general, accommodations are any changes in a work environment or the way things are customarily done that enable people with disabilities to enjoy equal employment opportunities.