21st Century  TechnologySupports for JobAccommodations             Mike Marotta, ATP
Who are we????        Advancing Opportunities• 20 + Years• Mobile assistive  technology services• Serves individuals  with...
Current Disability Employment Statistics     From Office of Disability Employment Policy/DOL website                      ...
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?...
Accommodation Hierarchy       Design and fabricate custom devices            Use commercially available products in creati...
Accommodation Hierarchy• Find an alternative  way of doing the task  – Examples     • Job Restructuring     • Sharing of j...
Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially  available products                 Workstation Ergonomics
Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially  available products               Computer Access
Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially  available products                                       iPOD recorders  Livesc...
Dedicated   Netbooks   Smart    Software eReaders       &       Phones       &              Tablets              AppsMobil...
Why use “Everyday Technologies”     as Assistive Technology?• Easy access- they are out there• Easier to support- family, ...
Hardware Options
Hardware OptionsAll Smartphones –built-in Apps•   Calendar with alarm•   To Do List•   Voice Recorder•   Contacts•   Photo...
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•   ...
Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially  available products                                    ReadPlease               ...
Case Study - Peter• Works as a car  salesman• Job responsibility:  He must complete  sales transactions  from beginning to...
Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially  available products                       Voice Recognition
The Process of Writing with         Voice.. Think                          Compose   Edit                                 ...
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 pr...
Case Study – Eddie        The problem…..                            Back side                            too narrow       ...
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...
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% ...
Questions / comments     Contact InfoMike Marotta, ATPAssistant DirectorAssistive Technology Servicesemail: mmarotta@advop...
See you on ?????For Part 2 of this training!                               Assistive Technology Services                  ...
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  1. 1. 21st Century TechnologySupports for JobAccommodations Mike Marotta, ATP
  2. 2. Who are we???? Advancing Opportunities• 20 + Years• Mobile assistive technology services• Serves individuals with all disabilities• Diversity of staff• Technology Lending Center
  3. 3. 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%
  4. 4. AssistiveTechnology can helpemployeesreach their goals!
  5. 5. The SETT FrameworkS = SkillsE = EnvironmentT = TasksT = Tools Adapted from Joy Zabala, www.joyzabala.com
  6. 6. 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?
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Workstation Ergonomics
  10. 10. Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Computer Access
  11. 11. Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products iPOD recorders Livescribe Pulse Pen Note Taking
  12. 12. Dedicated Netbooks Smart Software eReaders & Phones & Tablets AppsMobile Tech Options
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Hardware Options
  15. 15. Hardware OptionsAll Smartphones –built-in Apps• Calendar with alarm• To Do List• Voice Recorder• Contacts• Photos• Videos
  16. 16. Hardware Options
  17. 17. Hardware Options
  18. 18. Hardware OptionsE Readers Tablet vs. E Ink File Formats
  19. 19. Accommodation Hierarchy • Use commercially available products• Learning Ally• Bookshare.org• Audible.com• Speakonia (FREE!) – www.speakonia.com Auditory Text
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Case Study - Peter• Works as a car salesman• Job responsibility: He must complete sales transactions from beginning to end Scan and Read Software
  22. 22. Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products Voice Recognition
  23. 23. The Process of Writing with Voice.. Think Compose Edit Talk Check Read (Fonner) Voice Recognition
  24. 24. Accommodation Hierarchy• Use commercially available products in creative ways
  25. 25. Case Study - Eddie• Works at the NJ State Aquarium• Job responsibility: He is a “greeter”; he welcomes visitors and provides directions to exhibits.
  26. 26. Case Study – Eddie The problem….. Back side too narrow for powerEntrance wheelchairwideenough forpowerwheelchair • Information Desk
  27. 27. Case Study - Eddie The solution…• Information Desk
  28. 28. Accommodation Hierarchy• Modify existing commercially available products
  29. 29. Case Study - Kathleen• Provides Information & Referral telephone services• Accommodations: – ErgoQuest Desk & Chair – Custom made swivel base
  30. 30. Case Study - Kathleen
  31. 31. Accommodation Hierarchy• Design and fabricate custom devices
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Questions / comments Contact InfoMike Marotta, ATPAssistant DirectorAssistive Technology Servicesemail: mmarotta@advopps.orgtwitter: @mmatp
  34. 34. See you on ?????For Part 2 of this training! Assistive Technology Services (888) 322-1918 www.cpofnj.org

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