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AT for Supported Employment - Day 2

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AT for Supported Employment - Day 2

  1. 1. Assistive Technology forAssistive Technology for Employment SupportEmployment Support ProfessionalsProfessionals DAY 2
  2. 2. www.todaysmeet.com/at4employment
  3. 3. Mobile Tech Options Dedicated eReaders Software & Apps Smart Phones Netbooks & Tablets
  4. 4. iPod Touch as AT • Set up Apple ID • Review apps in pairs • Download apps to device How did it go??
  5. 5. Apps for Reading
  6. 6. Apps for Writing
  7. 7. Apps for Organization
  8. 8. Non computer related job accommodations
  9. 9. Use commercially available products
  10. 10. Use commercially available products in creative ways
  11. 11. Case Studies - Eddie • Works at the NJ State Aquarium • Job responsibility: He is a “greeter”; he welcomes visitors and provides directions to exhibits.
  12. 12. Case Studies – Eddie The problem….. • Information Desk Entrance wide enough for power wheelchair Back side too narrow for power wheelchair
  13. 13. Case Studies - Eddie The solution… • Information Desk
  14. 14. Case Studies - Cathy • Works at Burger King • Job responsibility: Primarily responsible for making salads throughout the day
  15. 15. Case Studies - Cathy • Works at Burger King • Job responsibility: Primarily responsible for making salads throughout the day
  16. 16. Design and fabricate custom devices
  17. 17. Activity • Jaime – supported employment activity
  18. 18. “Work related musculoskeletal disorders such as back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome are the most prevalent, most expensive and most preventable workplace injuries in the country” Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman Woman’s World-April 2005 Computer Workstation Ergonomics
  19. 19. Areas of Interest • Workstation • Work Process • Environmental Factors
  20. 20. Ergonomics – Group Activity “10 Minutes” • Work in teams • Review picture presentation of workstation • Complete OSHA checklist to determine appropriateness of workstation
  21. 21. Workstation • Chair • Work surface • Keyboard & Mouse • Monitor • Additional Positioning Devices
  22. 22. Group Activity
  23. 23. Chair • Adjustable to best meet the needs of individual & work environment • Utilize back support and arm rests for postural support
  24. 24. Work Surface • Must allow for free movement and provide clearance for legs • May need to be adjustable for various job tasks
  25. 25. Keyboard & Mouse • Work to obtain neutral position of wrists, arms • Important factors: – Placement of devices – Position of devices – Device design features
  26. 26. Monitor • Placement is crucial • Experiment with fonts & colors • Add an anti-glare filter
  27. 27. Additional Positioning Devices • Wrist Rests • Forearm Supports
  28. 28. Case Study - Kathleen • Provides Information & Referral telephone services • Accommodations: – ErgoQuest Desk & Chair – Custom made swivel base
  29. 29. Case Study - Kathleen
  30. 30. Work Process • Task Analysis • Facilitate work flow • Document holders
  31. 31. Environmental Factors • Lighting • Noise • Air Quality
  32. 32. Strategies to reduce Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs) • Take frequent breaks • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  33. 33. Group Activity
  34. 34. Technology for Reading and Writing Assistance
  35. 35. Reading and Writing Assistance Software Various software titles can provide assistance to people struggling with reading & writing Features may include: • Auditory support • Word prediction
  36. 36. Voice Recognition software The Process of Writing with Voice Think Compose Talk ReadCheck Edit (Fonner )
  37. 37. Activity • Jaime – supported employment activity
  38. 38. Technology Implementation
  39. 39. Steps toward implementation • Team dynamics • Device Trials • Device procurement • Device implementation
  40. 40. Team dynamics • Roles & responsibilities • Conflict resolution • Consensus building • Leadership
  41. 41. Device Trials • Decide on devices to try • Determine environments / activities • Obtain equipment • Set goals for trial period • Data collection • Timelines
  42. 42. Device Procurement • Provide justification • Supporting documentation • Ordering equipment
  43. 43. Device Implementation • Training • Maintenance / Troubleshooting • Follow up • Follow Along
  44. 44. Project • Project cover sheet • DUE DATE: 8/9/13
  45. 45. Please take a minute and complete the evaluation form.
  46. 46. Assistive Technology ServicesAssistive Technology Services A department ofA department of Advancing OpportunitiesAdvancing Opportunities (888) 322-1918(888) 322-1918 www.advopps.org Please feel free to contact us with anyPlease feel free to contact us with any questions regarding assistivequestions regarding assistive technology/ job accommodations andtechnology/ job accommodations and supported employment!supported employment!

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