Accommodation is making modifications or adjustments upon request. It typically occurs on an individual basis and consists of making special arrangements for one person’s needs.

Accessibility is providing equal opportunity and access for all.


  • Proactive
  • Requires less work in the long run
  • An inclusive environment for all
  • Increases participation


  • Reactive
  • Requires more work in the long run
  • Individualized, custom to one person
  • Eliminates barriers upon request