At any time, you may agree to make changes that will allow an employee with disability to do his or her job better. This might mean making physical changes to the work area. It might mean changing work methods or how the employee is supervised.
Examples of changes to a work area or the work premises
a desk that can be adjusted for height if your employee uses a wheelchair
relocating filing cabinets to allow access if your employee has mobility issues
increasing lighting if your employee has vision impairment
provision of clear markings and colour contrasts on steps or pathways
a parking space close to the work premises if your employee uses a wheelchair
building modifications to allow access to bathroom facilities if your employee has mobility issues.
Examples of extra equipment or services that can be provided
lifting equipment if your employee cannot safely lift heavy objects
telephone typewriter (TTY) phone access if your employee is deaf, has hearing loss or has a speech impairment
screen-reading software if your employee has vision impairment
disability-specific equipment such as Braille equipment
access to Auslan interpreters if your employee is deaf or has hearing loss.
Examples of changes to work methods
written instructions, task lists, labels, prompts or reminders if your employee has memory problems
clear and constant daily routines if an intellectual disability affects your employee’s organisational skills
modifying the duties involved in the job
exchanging duties between a person with disability and a co-worker.
Financial help with changing the workplace
If you agree to make changes to help a person with disability do a particular job, your costs may be covered by the Employment Assistance Fund.