In his article he gave a very clear example of how to determine if an accommodation is needed and whether it is reasonable. There are four steps:
- Conduct a job analysis
- Identify performance barriers
- Consider potential accommodations
- Assess reasonableness in choosing among reasonable accommodations (The point here is that the reasonable accommodation selected does not need to be the best accommodation possible. It just has to allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job.)
Here is also a link to the USDOL website on the Accommodation Process.
Watch the news and the SHRM website for news on this newly developing application of "reasonable accommodation."