Reasonable adjustments will vary according to the individual adult’s needs, his or her job role, or course of study and the environment. The reasonable adjustments should not compromise the essential requirements of the job role, nor should they place undue financial burden on the employer.
Because reasonable adjustments vary according to individual need it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list of examples. It is essential that advice be sought from a specialist to ensure that appropriate reasonable adjustments are recommended.
Implementing reasonable adjustments can sometimes take time depending on the nature of the adult’s dyslexia, job specification and environment. They work best alongside the development of skills and strategies and the individual will need time to practise these, as well as adjust to new working practices. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that improvements in performance will also take time.
The following examples are provided to show you a few of the different types of reasonable adjustment that might be considered within the context of the workplace: