Structural or procedural modifications that will remove barriers which prohibit a qualified applicant or employee with a disability from enjoying the same rights and privileges as those who are not disabled. Such modifications may be in, but are not limited to, three forms 1) modification of a particular job assignment that will enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential function of the job without causing undue hardship to the University. 2) modifications that will allow employees with disabilities equal access to all privileges and benefits of employment 3) modification to the employment process that will allow applicants with disabilities equal opportunity to apply for jobs.
Under the ADA, reasonable adjustments, modifications or provision of services and equipment necessary to enable an individual with a disability to enjoy equal opportunities in employment. The term is routinely used to include accommodations needed under other circumstances such as those administering public programs or providing private service.
Adjustments in work methods, environment, or equipment to allow a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of their job.
Accomodations, or efforts at facilitation, made for employees or potential employees with disabilities, which assist them to reach their performance potential to the most normal extent possible with respect to the essential functional of the position.. Employees or potential employees who choose to seek accommodations can meet with the Disability Services Coordinator in the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and together and in consultation with others as appropriate, they will determine what reasonable accommodations to request based on the needs of the employee or potential employee, and the demands of the job or tasks.
The removal of a barrier, alteration of an assignment, or the provision of auxillary aids to allow the full access and participation of an individual with a disability, in learning, employment, or other activities.
Modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, that enables qualified individuals with disabilities to apply for and perform the essential functions of that position.
The principle by which employment and public accommodations are made accessible to qualified disabled people. Employers are required under the ADA to make certain adjustments to the known physical and mental limitations of otherwise qualified disabled applicants and employees, unless it can be demonstrated that a particular adjustment or alteration (an "accommodation") would be unreasonable or impose an undue hardship (see discussion below of "undue hardship"). For example, an employer might be required to rearrange office furniture to allow for passage of a wheelchair, relocate some offices or classrooms to a ground floor or other accessible location, or relieve a deaf secretary of phone responsibilities.