Choosing a Career - Activity #7

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Accommodation in work place

Accommodation in a work or learning context is unique to each individual person with a disability. You may feel that your particular type of disability cannot be accommodated in the work or school environment. However it is important to know that there are all kinds of disabilities that are being accommodated in these settings. The following are examples  of accommodations in workplace and school settings:

• Computers, braillers and calculators
• Audio amplifiers
• Provision of technical aids and communications services
• Alternate formats such as Braille, large print and audio tape
• Communication board such as Bliss
• Job redesign
• Modified /reduced hours
• Accessible desks
• Accessible washrooms

You may be worried that potential employers may be hesitant about hiring you because they are concerned about the cost to accommodate you. Most accommodations are achieved at little or no cost to the employers. For more information you can consult Canadian council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW).