The Costs of Accommodation
You want proof that many ADA accommodations actually have a low cost but high impact on employers' bottom lines? Data from this 2006 report by the University of Iowa's Law Health and Disability Center, shows that 46 percent of employers surveyed said that accommodations for persons with disabilities cost nothing. About 45 percent of the employers reported a one-time cost. Of those that did have a cost, the typical one-time cost was $500. The study further found that only 25 out of 366 employers, or 7 percent, said that the accommodation resulted in an ongoing cost to the company.