Accommodating elderly workplace
Instead, the ADA has a general definition of disability that each person must meet (EEOC Regulations . A person has a disability if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having an impairment (EEOC Regulations . Also, the degree of limitation will vary among individuals.Be aware that not all people who are aging will need accommodations to perform their jobs and many others may only need a few accommodations.A child care worker with cancer had difficulty walking through a campus environment.
These include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which requires employers to provide accommodations for older workers with disabilities.Many product vendor lists are accessible through this system; however, upon request JAN provides these lists and many more that are not available on the Web site.Contact JAN directly if you have specific accommodation situations, are looking for products, need vendor information, or are seeking a referral.JAN suggested an accessible parking space, office close to the entrance, and moving the individual closer to the common office equipment area.
A social worker with Type 2 diabetes was experiencing vision loss. The employer contacted JAN looking for alternatives to lowering productivity standards.
The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.