Disability should never be a barrier to success
Making your workplace physically accessible
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all workplaces be accessible to employees with disabilities. This includes ensuring that there are no obstacles in hallways or doorways, and that entryways and exits are clearly marked.
There are a few simple things you can do to make sure your workplace is physically accessible:
- Make sure entryways and exits are clear and free of obstacles.
- Ensure hallways and doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
- Install ramps or lifts if there are any stairs.
- Place Braille signs next to elevator buttons and in other strategic locations.
Making your workplace accessible will show your employees that you value their inclusion and want to accommodate their needs. It will also make it easier for employees with disabilities to do their jobs and contribute to the workplace.
Providing adequate lighting and signage
Adequate lighting is important for people with visual impairments. Good lighting can help people with visual impairments navigate your workplace more easily.
There are a few things you can do to ensure that your workplace has adequate lighting:
- Make sure hallways and doorways are well-lit.
- Install night lights in common areas.
- Ensure that entryways and exits are clearly marked.
- Provide task lighting at workstations.