Can I offer some suggestions of accommodations that might work?

Yes! At its best, accommodation should be a collaborative process, and there is no need for it to pit employers and employees against each other.

When speaking with your employer or manager about your accommodation needs, be clear about what your needs are and some ways that they can help you make things work. These are often simpler than your employer might expect, especially if they have previously created accommodations for an employee.

If you have required accommodations in the past, you likely have ideas about what works well for you personally, and what will help you to be successful. If you need scheduling accommodations, suggest ways that you can make up the time that won’t leave your employer scrambling. If you need accommodation for a disability, feel free to suggest resources and information that you know to be helpful, and offer suggestions of what has worked well for you in previous workplaces.