What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is, according to the EEOC’s regulations, “any change in the work environment or in any way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.” Accommodations can include making facilities physically accessible, restructuring jobs, allowing part-time or modified work schedules, acquiring special equipment, or assigning an employee to a vacant position. Neither the law nor the rules provide an exhaustive list of the types of reasonable accommodations that are available.