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    21st Century Job Accommodations 21st Century Job Accommodations Presentation Transcript

    • 21st Century TechnologySupports for JobAccommodations Mike Marotta, ATP
    • Who are we???? Advancing Opportunities• 20 + Years• Mobile assistive technology services• Serves individuals with all disabilities• Diversity of staff• Technology Lending Center
    • Current Disability Employment Statistics From Office of Disability Employment Policy/DOL website February 2012 Labor Force Participation People with disabilities: 19.9% People without disabilities: 69.2% Unemployment Rate People with disabilities: 15.8% People without disabilities: 8.4%
    • AssistiveTechnology can helpemployeesreach their goals!
    • The SETT FrameworkS = SkillsE = EnvironmentT = TasksT = Tools Adapted from Joy Zabala, www.joyzabala.com
    • Job AnalysisWHAT an employee doesHOW is the work done?WHY is the work done?HOW OFTEN is the work done?HOW MUCH TIME is spent doing tasks?WHAT ABILITIES or skills are needed?WHERE is the work done?
    • Accommodation Hierarchy Design and fabricate custom devices Use commercially available products in creative ways. Combine technologies not typically used together. Modify existing commercially available products. Use commercially available products Find alternative way to complete task
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Find an alternative way of doing the task – Examples • Job Restructuring • Sharing of job responsibilities • Part time or modified work hours • Reassignment to a vacant position
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Workstation Ergonomics
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Computer Access
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products iPOD recorders Livescribe Pulse Pen Note Taking
    • Dedicated Netbooks Smart Software eReaders & Phones & Tablets AppsMobile Tech Options
    • Why use “Everyday Technologies” as Assistive Technology?• Easy access- they are out there• Easier to support- family, other people know the basics• More socially acceptable
    • Hardware Options
    • Hardware OptionsAll Smartphones –built-in Apps• Calendar with alarm• To Do List• Voice Recorder• Contacts• Photos• Videos
    • Hardware Options
    • Hardware Options
    • Hardware OptionsE Readers Tablet vs. E Ink File Formats
    • Accommodation Hierarchy • Use commercially available products• Learning Ally• Bookshare.org• Audible.com• Speakonia (FREE!) – www.speakonia.com Auditory Text
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products ReadPlease (www.readplease.com ) Free; must select text with mouse, copy and paste into Read Please’s window Free Text Reader
    • Case Study - Peter• Works as a car salesman• Job responsibility: He must complete sales transactions from beginning to end Scan and Read Software
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Voice Recognition
    • The Process of Writing with Voice.. Think Compose Edit Talk Check Read (Fonner) Voice Recognition
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products in creative ways
    • Case Study - Eddie• Works at the NJ State Aquarium• Job responsibility: He is a “greeter”; he welcomes visitors and provides directions to exhibits.
    • Case Study – Eddie The problem….. Back side too narrow for powerEntrance wheelchairwideenough forpowerwheelchair • Information Desk
    • Case Study - Eddie The solution…• Information Desk
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Modify existing commercially available products
    • Case Study - Kathleen• Provides Information & Referral telephone services• Accommodations: – ErgoQuest Desk & Chair – Custom made swivel base
    • Case Study - Kathleen
    • Accommodation Hierarchy• Design and fabricate custom devices
    • Cost of Job Accommodations Statistics from the Job Accommodation Network12% of accommodations cost more than $1000 88% of accommodations cost less than $1000 Of these $1000 or less: 31% = No cost 19% = $1 - $50 19% = $51 - $500 31% = $501 - $1000
    • Questions / comments Contact InfoMike Marotta, ATPAssistant DirectorAssistive Technology Servicesemail: mmarotta@advopps.orgtwitter: @mmatp
    • See you on ?????For Part 2 of this training! Assistive Technology Services (888) 322-1918 www.cpofnj.org