- EEO Regulations: What You Should Know
- Sharing Your Equal Opportunity Policy
- Conducting Outreach and Recruitment
- Preventing Harassment, Intimidation, and Retaliation
- Providing Reasonable Accommodations
- Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program (AAP)
- Encouraging Self-Identification and Measuring Against the 7% Utilization Goal
Apprentices with disabilities must meet the same qualifications and performance expectations as apprentices without disabilities. However, reasonable accommodations can help apprentices or applicants for apprenticeship meet job requirements and enhance their performance and productivity.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must provide employees with disabilities, including apprentices, with reasonable job accommodations. (1) Accommodations help apprentices with disabilities perform tasks essential to their jobs. For instance, an apprentice who is blind or has low vision might ask their employer to provide a Braille keyboard, screen magnification software, or a keyboard with large print to more easily use a computer.
Did you know?
Most workplace accommodations are not expensive, and half of all accommodations cost employers nothing. For accommodations with a cost, the typical one-time expenditure is $500—an expense many employers say pays for itself through reduced training costs, increased productivity, and more.
- Modified work schedules (e.g., creating part-time or flexible work schedules)
- Buying or modifying equipment (e.g., providing alternative keyboards)
- Policy modifications (e.g., allowing service animals into an office)
Check out PIA’s Provide Workplace Accommodations page to learn more.