A workplace adjustment, also known as a reasonable adjustment, is a change to work process, practice, procedure or environment.
Workplace adjustments accommodate the needs of a person with disability and will assist them in working comfortably and productively. Examples include:
- Assistive technology or software
- Flexible work arrangements
- Modifying communication systems or information provision
- Modified workstations
Adjustments can be permanent or temporary depending on the nature of the disability and the needs of the individual.
UNSW’s Workplace Adjustment Procedure outlines the process for requesting, implementing and reviewing workplace adjustments.
The Workplace Adjustment Toolkit for Managers and Staff provides further guidance for staff navigating the process and managers in supporting current and prospective staff with disability.