Workplace modifications. 

Making a workplace meet the needs of an individual is something we have a lot of experience with at Key. Disability workplace modifications refer to adjustments or accommodations made to the work environment, job tasks, or policies to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their job tasks effectively and participate fully in the workplace. These modifications are essential for promoting inclusivity, equal opportunities, and accessibility in the workforce.

Here are some common examples of disability workplace modifications:

  • Physical Accessibility: Installing ramps, handrails, and elevators to ensure accessibility for employees with mobility impairments. This also includes widening doorways and hallways to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  • Ergonomic Furniture: Providing adjustable desks, chairs, and workstations to accommodate employees with physical disabilities or to prevent discomfort and injuries.
  • Assistive Technology: Offering assistive technology devices such as screen readers, speech recognition software, or adaptive keyboards to support employees with vision, hearing, or motor impairments.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements: Allowing flexible work hours, telecommuting options, or job-sharing arrangements to accommodate the needs of employees with disabilities.
  • Workplace Layout and Signage: Arranging office spaces to ensure clear pathways and proper signage to assist employees with cognitive or sensory disabilities.
  • Visual Aids and Communication Supports: Providing visual aids, such as charts or diagrams, and communication supports, such as sign language interpreters or communication boards, to facilitate effective communication with employees who have communication impairments.
  • Job Redesign: Modifying job tasks and responsibilities to match the abilities and limitations of employees with disabilities, while ensuring they can contribute meaningfully to the organization.
  • Training and Sensitisation: Conducting disability awareness and sensitivity training for all employees to foster a more inclusive and supportive workplace culture.
  • Accessible Documents and Information: Providing information, documents, and materials in accessible formats, such as large print, Braille, or electronic text, to accommodate employees with visual or reading impairments.
  • Mental Health Support: Implementing policies and practices that support employees’ mental health and well-being, such as flexible leave policies and access to employee assistance programs.
  • Quiet Spaces: Designating quiet spaces in the workplace to allow employees with sensory sensitivities or anxiety disorders to take breaks and manage stress effectively.
  • Scheduling Accommodations: Allowing employees with medical appointments related to their disability to have flexible scheduling or time off for treatments.

At Key we take a very collaborative approach to workplace modifications, and work with the employee, their supervisor and the disability support personnel / employer to ensure we help to create an inclusive work environment that respects the individual’s dignity and autonomy while ensuring their ability to perform their job duties effectively.

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Key Community Group is a Registered NDIS Provider. We can help people who have a NDIS plan. Reach out and our team will be in touch.

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