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
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