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USDOL Issues Video Series on Job Accommodations for Disabled Employees

The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued a video series on making job accommodations for disabled employees.  Workplace accommodations for workers with disabilities come in many forms, ranging from the simple to the technical.  They can involve digital technology, changes to a workstation, or specialized productivity tools.  Regardless, these adjustments to where, when, or how work is done enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job.  A number of common and effective accommodations are featured in the Job Accommodation Network's (JAN) latest Solution Showcase—a video series highlighting productivity enhancements for workers with a variety of disabilities.  Each short video addresses a particular accommodation solution, illustrating the "why and how" of the tactic.  The newest Solution Showcase videos explore color coding, adjustable workstations, and more.  Color coding—which can assist those who face difficulties with organization, prioritization, and memory—can entail using colored post-it notes, paper clips, folders, and binder tabs.  The adjustable workstations video showcases sit-and-stand desks and other office and industrial workstations.  You can find these new videos on JAN's website, along with all the videos in the helpful series.