Consider for a moment that you have a stroke and it leads to vision loss. Depending on the location of the stroke, it can result in dim vision, reduced visual field, holes in the vision and the inability to visually comprehend or recognize objects. Adjusting to your normal life would not only be time consuming and difficult, but it likely would take a significant emotional toll. Can you imagine going back to work, much less being productive, after that?
A common misconception about a workplace accommodation is that it involves providing an employee with a new chair or an ergonomic keyboard. This simply is not the case, as many return-to-work or stay-at-work efforts involve a mental health need. In fact, I recently assisted a 34-year-old employee return to work after a short-term disability leave prompted by depression and anxiety.