Workplace accommodations: Evidence based outcomes

Helen A. Schartz, D. J. Hendricks, Peter Blanck

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Abstract

One central component to meaningful employment for people with disabilities is the ADA's workplace accommodation provision that allows qualified individuals to perform essential job functions. Little empirical evidence is available to evaluate the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of accommodations. Previous research has focused on direct costs. This article advocates an inclusive accommodation cost/benefit analysis to include direct and indirect costs and benefits and to differentiate disability-related accommodation costs from typical employee costs. The inclusive cost/benefit analysis is applied to preliminary data from interviews with employers who contacted the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). Results suggest that accommodations are low cost, beneficial and effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-354
Number of pages10
JournalWork
Volume27
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Workplace accommodations

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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Schartz, H. A., Hendricks, D. J., & Blanck, P. (2006). Workplace accommodations: Evidence based outcomes. Work, 27(4), 345-354.

Workplace accommodations : Evidence based outcomes. / Schartz, Helen A.; Hendricks, D. J.; Blanck, Peter.

In: Work, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2006, p. 345-354.

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Schartz, HA, Hendricks, DJ & Blanck, P 2006, 'Workplace accommodations: Evidence based outcomes', Work, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 345-354.
Schartz HA, Hendricks DJ, Blanck P. Workplace accommodations: Evidence based outcomes. Work. 2006;27(4):345-354.
Schartz, Helen A. ; Hendricks, D. J. ; Blanck, Peter. / Workplace accommodations : Evidence based outcomes. In: Work. 2006 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 345-354.
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