A workplace adjustment can be anything that reduces or removes barriers in the workplace and supports effectiveness. Adjustments can be physical or non-physical and both should be considered where relevant. Adjustments can be permanent or temporary, or agreed on a ‘when required’ basis.

Often non-physical adjustments are in place as an informal arrangement between the member of staf and their line manager. It is strongly recommended these are recorded on a workplace adjustment Passport.

The lists of examples below are in no way exhaustive. They serve only to share what workplace adjustments can be.

Examples of workplace adjustments

Further guidance for specific conditions

Imperial is a member of the Business Disability Forum, a not-for-profit membership organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. 

Below is a list of briefings from the Business Disability Forum that look at specific conditions and the workplace adjustments that may be applicable for individuals with those conditions. They are written to help line managers better understand how to support their staff.