Assistive Technology in WorkSource CentersBy Cook, Debbie; Washington Assistive Technology Alliance (WATA) Bulletin,
Publication Date: Fall 2004
Article provides an overview of WorkSource Centers, which help people to prepare for the job market by helping them to write resumes, locate employment, and acquire job-related skills. The centers also offer a variety of assistive technology devices for customers with disabilities who participate in employment-seeking activities. Many WorkSource resources use accessible information technology to provide information and services. For example, a WorkSource customer might use a software program to complete an inventory of employment interests, or to organize skills and work experience for a resume. The programs offer computer access solutions, such as screen reader and screen magnification software for people who are blind or have low vision. WorkSource Centers also provide word prediction programs for people who have dexterity limitations, learning disabilities, or cognitive disabilities. The Washington WorkSource website is located at http://www.gotoworksource.com, and contains information regarding services, eligibility, and WorkSource Center locations.
Published by: Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP) (Website:http://watap.org)
Center for Technology and Disability Studies (Web Site: http://uwctds.washington.edu )
Link to text: http://wata.org/pubs/bulletins/fall2004.htm