Accessibility & Accommodations



Accessibility as a Value


Accessibility is not a destination; it is a value, a shift in our culture. Our objective is to improve access to the State’s programs, services, activities, and technologies. This means a continuous dedication to removing barriers for all residents of our great state.

Removing Access Barriers with ADA Accommodations

An Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation is a modification or adjustment made to a job, work environment, or a program, service, or activity. The ADA requires employers and places of public accommodation to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

These accommodations must be reasonable and effective, meaning it does not impose an undue hardship or burden on the employer or place of public accommodation. ADA Accommodations include:

  • Physical accommodations (accessible parking spaces, ramps, elevators, modifying workstations to accommodate physical limitations, working from home, etc.)
  • Sensory accommodations (screen readers, amplified phones, noise-canceling technologies, ASL interpreters and captioning services, or even adjusting lighting or noise levels to accommodate sensory sensitivities)
  • Cognitive accommodations (providing extended times for testing, supporting access to mental health resources, flexible work schedules, allowing for modified break schedules, or providing instructions in a variety of formats)

Please Note: Not all individuals with a disability will need to request an accommodation. 


Funding Available for ADA Accommodations

The ADA Accommodation Fund provides reimbursement to State agencies for ADA accommodation and modification-related expenses. This fund is managed by the Statewide Equity Office. Learn how the fund is run.

Apply for Accommodation Funds

State agencies can request reimbursement for ADA accommodation and modification-related expenses by completing the Request Accommodation Reimbursement form.


Accessibility & Accommodation Resources