Adapt-Ability, Inc.

To enable people with disabilities through technology

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Jobsite Accomodations Program

What is jobsite accomodation?
Who is typically referred and who refers them?
What happens when a person is referred to Adapt-Ability?
Isn't work accommodation expensive?
Who pays for jobsite accommodation?
Jobsite accomodations make good cents for businesses!


What is jobsite accomodation?

Adapt-Ability began helping individuals in the work place in 1990, providing redesign of work stations and job tasks, physical supports to accent abilities, and specialized equipment to increase skills and production.

Who is typically referred and who refers them?

Adapt-Ability has served people with spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, stroke, back injury, low vision and blindness, and the hearing impaired. We serve people of all physical disabilities. People often refer themselves or are referred by their vocational counselor.

What happens when a person is referred to Adapt-Ability?

A rehabilitation technologist is assigned to the client following a team review. The person is then evaluated by the technologist and/or other team members, such as a therapist. A plan is designed describing what training, equipment, and modifications will be needed. the technologist and other team members work closely with the employer and other involved agencies.

The technology assessment is a vital part of the person's initial vocational evaluation. Technology may enable the individual to accomplish tasks that would lead to new or undiscovered job options.

Isn't work accommodation expensive?

Not really, it usually pays. In many studies it has been shown that for every dollar spent in work accommodation, anywhere from four to twelve dollars are generated. Most jobs cost hundreds of dollars, not the thousands that are often assumed. (See below!)

Who pays for jobsite accommodation?

In most instances it is shared funding with agencies such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, along with the employer. Funding is always an individual situation and must be considered on a case by case basis. Adapt-Ability will assist you as much as possible in receiving the funding needed for your successful vocational placement.


Jobsite accomodations make good cents for businesses!

The typical cost to employers for making workplace accommodations for people with disabilities is $200.

17% spend $0
52% spend $1-500
10% spend $501-1000
17% spend $1,001-$5,000
Only 4% spend $5,000+

More than 1/3 of the businesses assisted by the Job Accomodation Network (JAN, a service provided through the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities) found that accommodations saved more than $5 Million per year by removing newly employed or returning to work employees from the benefit rolls and adding them to the tax rolls.

Overall figures show that for each dollar spent, at least $28 in savings and increased productivity comes back.

Figures courtesy of the Job Accommodations Network.

How can someone obtain additional information about this service?

Anyone seeking more information can call Adapt-Ability at
(314)-432-1101