Adjustments

Pages:33-35
 
FREE EXCERPT
33
7. Adjustments
In recruiting or retaining workers with disabilities, em-
ployers may need to make an adjustment or adjustments in
some cases to enable the individual to perform the job ef-
fectively. For the sake of convenience, provisions regarding
the different types of possible adjustments are grouped to-
gether in this section. It is emphasized, however, that in
many cases, such adjustments are not required.
Adjustments
7.1. Accessibility
7.1.1. To facilitate the recruitment of persons with dis-
abilities and job retention by workers who acquire a disabil-
ity, employers should take steps to improve the accessibility
of the work premises to people with different types of dis-
ability. This should include consideration of entrance to
and movement around the premises and of toilet and wash-
room facilities.
7.1.2. Accessibility should also be understood to in-
clude signage in use, manuals, workplace instructions and
electronic information. These should be reviewed, where
necessary, for accessibility to people with visual impair-
ment and for people with intellectual disability in particu-
lar.
7.1.3. Accessibility for people with hearing impair-
ment includes access to information frequently conveyed
by sound – such as the ringing of a bell, a fire alarm, whistle
or siren. Such facilities should be reviewed and comple-
mented, where necessary, with alternative devices such as
flashing lights.

To continue reading

REQUEST YOUR TRIAL