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. <br /> APPENDIX A <br /> Section: 51.55 Discrimination on the basis of handicap - <br /> Paragraph 51.55(h) <br /> - Reasonable Accomodation - <br /> (1) A recipient government shall make reasonable accommodation to <br /> the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified handi- <br /> capped applicant or employee unless the recipient government <br /> can demonstrate that the accomodation would impose an undue <br /> hardship on the operation of its program or activity. <br /> • (2) Reasonable accommodation may include: <br /> (i) Making facilities used by employees readily accessible to <br /> and usable by handicapped persons, and <br /> (ii) Job restructuring, part -time or modified work schedules, <br /> acquisition or modification of equipment or devices (e.g., <br /> telecommunications devices and other telephone devices), <br /> the provision of readers or qualified sign language inter- <br /> preters, and other similar actions. Accommodations shall <br /> be made in consultation with the handicapped individual. <br /> (3) The determination of whether an accommodation would impose an <br /> undue hardship on the operation of a recipient government's <br /> program or activity shall be made on a case -by -case basis upon <br /> consideration of the following factors: <br /> (i) The overall size of the recipient government's operations <br /> with respect to number of employees, number and type of <br /> facilities, and size of budget; <br /> (ii) The type, composition and structure of the specific pro- <br /> gram or activity and the structure of the workforce re- <br /> quired; and <br /> (iii) The nature and cost of the accommodation needed. Such <br /> reasonable accommodation may require a recipient govern- <br /> ment to undertake more than an insignificant economic <br /> cost in making allowance for the handicap of a qualified <br /> applicant or employee and to accept minor inconvenience <br /> which does not bear on the ability of the handicapped <br /> individual to perform the essential functions of the job <br /> in question. <br /> (4) A recipient government may not deny any employment opportunity <br /> to a qualified handicapped employee or applicant if the basis <br /> for the denial is the need to make reasonable accommodation to <br /> the physical or mental limitations of the employee or applicant. <br /> - 4 - <br /> III <br />