Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the WorkplaceBy Loy, Beth; Batiste, Linda Carter; Job Accommodation Network
(Pages: 10) Publication Date: March 24, 2010
Publication discusses ways employers can meet the needs among their employees in the workplace through the use of universal design (UD) equipment and assistive technology (AT). UD is defined as the process of creating products that are usable by as wide a range of people as possible, as exemplified by door handles, keyboards, telephones, and transportation features that are more inclusive. Equipment with UD features can help employers attract and maintain a diverse workforce that includes employees with disabilities. A key consideration emphasized in purchasing equipment with UD features is interoperability, meaning its compatibility with other technologies and support of the integration of AT. The publication provides helpful tips for choosing equipment that includes UD features, a 5-step process for choosing AT for employees with disabilities, and resources for additional information.
Job Accommodation Network (Website:http://www.jan.wvu.edu)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O17662