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Workplace Accomodations

Facts About Workplace Accommodations

  • Workplace accommodations are usually not expensive. Seventy-one percent of workplace accommodations suggested by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) cost less than $500
  • Sixty-nine percent of people with disabilities do not need special equipment to do their jobs effectively (N.O.D. Harris Survey of Americans with Disabilities, 1994)
  • Workplace accommodations can reduce workers’ compensation and other insurance costs
  • Workplace accommodations can increase the pool of qualified employees
  • Workplace accommodations may be as simple as a rearrangement of equipment
  • Workplace accommodations can create opportunities for persons with functional limitations

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For assistance with workplace accommodations for people with disabilities contact:

Utah Center for Assistive Technology

The Utah Center for Assistive Technology acts as the hub for assistive technology services statewide. There are branch resources available throughout the state and services are coordinated to ensure that devices and services are accessible to all Utahns with disabilities.

Pete Miner
The Utah Center for Assistive Technology
(801) 887-9531 or toll free (888) 866-5550
www.usor.utah.gov/ucat

Utah Community Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Center is designed to provide opportunities and programs to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing which enhance or maintain the skills necessary to fully participate in their employment, family and community.

Marilyn Call
Utah Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
voice/TTY (801) 263-4860 or toll free (800) 860-4860
www.deafservices.utah.gov

Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DSBVI)– Vocational Rehabilitation

DSBVI offers a multitude of training and adjustment services. These services include computer evaluation and training, orientation and mobility services, daily living skills, home repair courses, low vision screening, magnification and other assistive aids, and a variety of adjustment-to-blindness classes and services.

Kevin Duffy
Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Vocational Rehabilitation
(801) 323-4343 TTY (801) 323-4374 or toll free (800) 284-1823
www.usor.utah.gov

Computer Center for Citizens with Disabilities

The fundamental goal of The Computer Center for Citizens With Disabilities is to help improve the lives of adults and children with disabilities by introducing them to the many ways in which computer technology can enhance their jobs, careers and education.

Craig Boogaard

Computer Center for Citizens with Disabilities
(801) 887-9380 or toll free (888) 866-5550
www.usor.utah.gov/computers.htm

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.

JAN is a toll-free consulting service. Anyone may call JAN for information about job accommodations and the employability of people with functional limitations. The consultants who answer calls understand the broad range of disability issues and have comprehen-sive up-to-date information about accommodation methods, devices, and strategies. JAN preserves the confidentiality of communication between caller and consultant. JAN’s mission is to assist in the hiring, retraining, retention, and advancement of persons with disabilities by providing accommodation information.

For accommodation info: (800) 526-7234
For ADA info: (800) 232-9675
www.jan.wvu.edu/