Reasonable Accommodation is modifications or adjustments to the job application process and the work environment that enable qualified applicants or employees with disabilities to be considered for a position, to perform the essential functions of a
position in the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed, and to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment.
Reasonable Accommodation Frequently Asked Questions
Who can receive these services?
Job applicants and/or DHS employees with disabilities can only apply Reasonable Accommodation request.
How to apply?
Complete and submit the following two (2) forms to your immediate supervisor who will forward within 5 business days to your Division/Facility Reasonable Accommodation Liaison. The Reasonabile Accommodation Liaison will submit all signed forms to the
Bureau of Job Accommodation:
- Request for Reasonable Accommodation (IL444-4231)
- Physician's Medical Review form (IL444-4232)
Who is my Reasonable Accommodation Liaision?
Please contact 217) 782-7691 Voice or (217) 557-5564 TTY. A staff will refer you to an appropriate Reasonable Accommodation Liaision based on the division and location where you work or apply job.
More Info & Resources
Reasonable accommodations may be categorized as follows:
- Restructuring and Modification Accommodations
These include, but are not limited to, removal of nonessential tasks, job modifications, rearrangement of office furniture, removal of desk drawers, and flexible time to allow for transportation or medical schedules;
- Technological and Accessibility Accommodations
These include, but are not limited to, dictating machines, voice-activated equipment, push-button telephones, opticons, TTY, hand controls for dictating devices, speaker phones, telephone amplifiers, typewriters, braille writers, orthopedic desk chairs,
and other adaptive office furniture and audio-looping systems as well as architectural modifications; and
- Assistive Care Accommodations
These include, but are not limited to, readers, drivers, interpreters, and assistants.
Reasonable accommodation requests may arise any time the employee's or applicant's disability or job changes. If you have questions on this topic, call Bureau of Job Accommodation at (217) 782-7691 Voice or (217) 557-5564 TTY.