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Walking

Individuals may have difficulty walking due to a variety of motor/mobility limitations. Some individuals may have difficulty walking for long periods of time while others may not be able to do so at all. Employers may use equipment that is typically used for other duties as accommodations, such as four-wheelers, golf carts, and other small vehicles. A change in how employees communicate could also be an accommodation. Communicating with e-mail, instant messaging, two-way radios, and cell phones can reduce walking on a job. Accommodations can come in a variety of solutions for a specific limitation. See below for some ideas to help you get started.

Solutions:

A person who performs certain job-related tasks for a person with a disability to help overcome limitations resulting from the disability. Examples include a page turner for a person who has no hands, or a travel attendant to act as a sighted guide to assist a blind employee on work-related travel. WPAS may include personal care-related assistance such as helping an employee to access the restroom, eat or drink at work, or travel for business purposes.