Reasonable Accommodation, LLC is built around simple but important truths:
- Every American has an inalienable civil right to work in a job or career for which he or she is qualified regardless of the presence of a physical or cognitive disability.
- Each of us is likely to acquire a physical or cognitive disability at some point in our working years.
- The vocational effect of virtually all physical or cognitive disabilities can be mitigated through the process of reasonable accommodation, typically at no cost.
- Employment discrimination laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (2010), seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers.
The intention of our work at ReasonableAccommodation.com is to create educational and software products which benefit those who desire to work and the employers who desire to employee qualified individuals. We believe that our work will lower the barriers between employees and employers that result in under employment and potential dependency on disability-related insurance. We believe that our work will result in a sense of increased personal value for those of us who identify with the work we perform.
Roy O. Matheson, ADAC
As President and founder of Roy Matheson and Associates Inc. (Matheson) and the creator of the Matheson System for Equitable Employment Determination (M-SEED), Roy has led the development of highly respected certification programs in ergonomic evaluation and functional capacity evaluation. His product development accomplishments include software for functional capacity evaluation and reporting, as well as software and training for essential function job analysis and post-offer testing.
Roy is a member of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Leadership Network (ADA-LN), a group of qualified trainers conducting ADA training throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region using the Northeast ADA Center at Cornell University’s Modularized ADA Curriculum. Combining this with his ongoing quest for a deep, practical understanding of Title I of the ADA, Roy has created a unique ability to provide consultation, training, and management solutions for companies seeking to comply with the hiring, employment testing, and reasonable accommodation tenets of the law. The result of his exploration is the Reasonable Accommodation Management System (RAMS) and ReasonableAccommodation.com
Roy delivers consultation and training to such diverse companies as Barney & Barney (a February 2014 acquisition of Marsh & McLennan, LLC), Boston PainCare, a leader in the integration of function restoration into opioid reduction medical management, and Arthrex, a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics.
His Title I expertise has led him to presentations for the Global Assurex risk management conference, the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and the annual Mid-Atlantic ADA Update conference. In 2017 Roy is scheduled to present training programs to the 2017 National ADA Symposium at the Chicago Hyatt Regency O’Hare and the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council’s 64th Annual Professional Development Conference & Expo at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
The final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) were published in the United States Federal Register on March 25, 2011. The amended act broadened the reach of the original ADA in such employment activities as hiring, reasonable accommodation, and training of individuals with disabilities.
Less than four months later, on July 6, 2011, Verizon Wireless and twenty four of its subsidiary companies entered into a $20,000,000 consent decree with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle charges relative to the company’s policies denying reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. This event clearly signaled the potential cost of employers for non-compliance with the law’s tenet regarding accommodation of individuals whose physical or cognitive impairments resulted in barriers to the enjoyment the benefits of employment.
Who is the Primary Target Audience for ReasonableAccommodation.com?
ReasonableAccommodation.com’s reach is national. Our software brings an advanced strategic approach to ADAAA Title I compliance – a one-stop solution and strategic perspective that, when properly put into practice with Matheson training and tools, benefits the employer as much as it protects the employee.
Participants in our on demand, in-person, and live streaming training programs come from the professional of Human Resources, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Safety, Vocational Evaluation, and the ranks of Certified Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinators.