Cost: $10 Problem: Because of repetitive strain injuries, an articling student lacks the strength to hold open books and journals.
Solution: Buy an adjustable, wire-frame book holder at an office supply store.
(Many of these examples have been adapted from Successful Job Accommodation Strategies. As well as saving money, accommodations add value to the workplace.
By accommodating employees a company preserves its pool of talent and experience.
A company must demonstrate due diligence when providing accommodations and be prepared to defend decisions made on the grounds of undue hardship due to cost or risk.