Reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for an individual to enjoy an equal employment opportunity.
Each state agency has a written policy and procedure for providing reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with a disability who are employees, or applicants for employment.
A qualified person is a person whose experience, education and/or training enable the person, with or without an accommodation, to perform essential functions of the job.
An individual with a disability means:
- Have a physical or mental impairment which makes achievement unusually difficult or limits the capacity to work;
- Have a record of such an impairment; or
- Are perceived as having such an impairment.
Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, making facilities accessible, adjusting work schedules, providing assisting devices or equipment, providing readers or interpreters and modifying work sites.
If needed, a person with a disability is provided with special accommodations to enable them to complete the selection process. If an accommodation is needed to complete the application, communicate with the contact person on the job announcement. If you need an accommodation to enable you to participate in a phone or in-person interview, communicate this need to the contact person in the letter or email inviting you to the interview.