What is reasonable accommodation?
- Reasonable accommodation is necessary adjustment and or modifications to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy and exercise their rights on equal basis with others.
- Reasonable accommodation can be achieved through request.
There is a misconception that reasonable accommodation has to do with accessing work place. it however goes beyond working environment. It should be holistic.
Example of reasonable accommodation includes:
- Provision of extra time and and extra learning materials to people with intellectual disabilities.
- Building of temporary and or permanent ramps in buildings to allow people with physical disabilities to access buildings.
- Provision Brailled documents and or voting cards to people with visual disabilities during electrol process.
- Communities and service providers availing sign language interpreters for people with hearing disabilities.
- Communities and service providers can also provide tactile interpreters to people who are deafblind.