As we spring into a new season, it is a great time for an ADA standards refresher. It is unlawful for private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies, labor organizations, and labor-management committees to discriminate against an individual with a disability. It is also your responsibility as a business owner to provide reasonable accommodations to the job and/or work environment.
Did you recently change office spaces at your company? As employees start coming into the office to work, you need to be sure your space is ADA compliant. Things to consider: wider doors for wheelchairs, special phone or availability of interpreters for hearing impaired employees/clients, and special computer software for vision impaired employees/clients.
Still unsure which accommodations to provide? Utilize AskJAN to review the most frequent issues employers face related to accommodations and ADA compliance. You can also reference JAN’s Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system to investigate work accommodation options.
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