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Reasonable Accommodation in Programs and Services for Individuals with Disabilities

The State of New York has been committed to the proposition that every individual in the State has an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life. This commitment to equal opportunity extends to providing reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities in all state-owned or operated programs and services.

Accordingly, it is the New York State Workers' Compensation Board's policy to provide reasonable accommodation in all its accommodations, programs and services. This policy is based on the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Title II, and all applicable federal regulations thereunder.

The duty of reasonable accommodation applies to:

  • Physical accessibility at government facilities, programs, and events;
  • Policy changes necessary to ensure that all people with disabilities can take part in, and benefit from, all state-owned or operated programs and services;
  • The provision of necessary auxiliary aids and services to ensure effective communication with persons with disabilities.

The Appendices linked below further ensure appropriate information is consistently made available in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hard copies will be made available upon request.

Please contact Jaime Benitez, Designee for Reasonable Accommodation/ADA Coordinator for the New York State Workers' Compensation Board at:

Workers' Compensation Board
Riverview Center
150 Broadway Suite 195
Menands, NY 12204

Phone: (518) 408-0078
Email address: Jaime.Benitez@wcb.ny.gov.


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