Informed Decision Making on Assistive Technology Workplace Accommodations for People With Visual ImpairmentsBy Gamble, Mandy J.; Dowler, Denetta L.; Hirsh, Anne E.; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 123-130
Publication Date: 2004
Article discusses a five-step process for selecting appropriate assistive technology (AT) for people with visual disabilities in workplace settings. The authors discuss the unemployment and underemployment of people with visual disabilities, and contend that a lack of an informed AT decision-making process is a significant barrier to employment. The process was created by staff members of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), which is funded by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The five steps include: (1) defining the situation, (2) consulting with and exploring accommodation resources, (3) choosing the AT, (4) implementing AT accommodations, and (5) monitoring accommodations. Cases from the JAN database are examined, while resources for effective AT solutions are provided.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48452