A reasonable adjustment is defined as any opportunity for alteration to the workplace or the job role that will allow a disabled person to perform their function effectively.
It can include:
Examples of reasonable adjustments
The budget of the Service/School/Institute or Faculty is the primary source of funding for any reasonable adjustments for the member of staff who works there. Wherever possible, however, other sources of funding from external bodies or funds should be explored to contribute towards the costs.
University budget holders have a clear responsibility to purchase special aids and equipment for any member of staff requiring these. It is expected that the cost of such aids and equipment are absorbed into the everyday running expenditure of Schools and Services.
If in exceptional circumstances a School/Service believes such expenditure cannot be accommodated within normal running expenditure, a request to the overall budget holder (i.e. Faculty PVC or Registrar) should be made for assistance.
It is vital that staff members do not experience any delays due to issues over which budget is to be charged. Delays can be highly disruptive and stressful for a member of staff.