Creating Inclusive Workspaces
“When we need onsite assistance with our most sensitive cases - ADA accommodation, return to work challenges, workplace modifications, even home or community access - we call Empowerment because we know they will help us find a solution.”Patti Riddle
Medical Leaves Administration, Benefit Services, Cornell University
When an employer makes necessary accommodations for people with disabilities - furniture, equipment, strategies - Empowerment ensures that the relevant data is captured for ADA compliance and reporting.
Job Requirement Analysis
Employers need to understand the physical requirements of their work. Empowerment evaluates job tasks to help employers improve job descriptions, ensure worker safety and determine appropriate employee accommodations.
Return To Work & Transitional Work
Designing a transitional work program (also known as light duty) helps people with medical restrictions get back to work faster. Empowerment collaborates with internal multidisciplinary teams to help employees efficiently and successfully return to work.
Ithaca College Environmental Access Initiative
Cornell Disability Strategy Planning
As a member of the Cornell Disability Strategy Planning Initiative, a collaborative program developed in response to an executive mandate to make Cornell University more inclusive, Empowerment served on the Employment Committee. Outcomes included: a database of accessible meeting spaces across campus, improved web directories of disability services and a toolkit of resources to help managers better support staff. Empowerment took the lead on a pilot to provide accessible, door-to-door campus transportation options for University employees.