to call a relay service operator who can then place the telephone call and relay the conversation between the parties. The Court explained that "in ordinary English the word 'reasonable' does not mean 'effective.' It is the word 'accommodation,' not the word 'reasonable,' that conveys the need for effectiveness." Id. A TTY is a device that permits individuals with hearing and speech impairments to communicate by telephone.
This is "reasonable" because a TTY is a common device used to facilitate communication between hearing and hearing-impaired individuals.
There are several modifications or adjustments that are not considered forms of reasonable accommodation.
Reasonable accommodation removes workplace barriers for individuals with disabilities. These accommodations are reasonable because they appear to be feasible solutions to this employee's problems dealing with changes to his routine.