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Reasonable Accommodations & The Americans with Disabilities Act Fact Sheet

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June 2006
This fact sheet provides definitions of key terms and procedures related to job accommodations under the employment provisions (Title 1) of the ADA.

The following questions are answered:

  • Who is Covered?
  • Who is a Qualified Applicant?
  • What are Essential Functions?
  • What are Reasonable Accommodations?
  • What Constitutes an Undue Hardship?
  • What is the Average Cost of a Reasonable Accommodation?
  • What Should an Employee do to request an Accommodation?
  • What Should an Employer do Following a Request for an Accommodation?