3.6 Examples of reasonable accommodation for people with chronic diseases

Modified work schedule and flextime

Allowing flexible working hours or adapting total working time to fit the employee’s condition may be a reasonable accommodation unless it would cause undue hardship.

This may include flexibility in daily working hours or working days of the week, or part-time work

Modification or Purchase of Equipment and Devices

Purchasing new, or altering existing, equipment may serve as a reasonable and effective accommodation for people with one or more CDs. There are many devices that enable people able to overcome barriers to perform their work tasks.

Telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDDs), text telephones (TTs), special software for standard computers, raised or adjustable-height desks, etc.

Modifying physical working environment

It is recommended that physical barriers be removed to enable access to the workplace for all employees.
Work activities must take place in an integrated setting.
This means that architectural barriers may have to be removed or altered to provide structural accessibility to the workplace.

This means making sure that the workplace with its work stations, bathrooms, recreation rooms, conference rooms, workplace cafeteria and other essential spaces are accessible to all (regardless of any physical impairments they may have).

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