How assistive technology saved my career
Using the keyboard and mouse were becoming increasingly difficult for me. For a writer, that can spell the end of a career. But does it have to?
Employers must consider adapting or providing alternatives for work-related items they would usually provide for all employees such as desks, chairs, computers and telephones, says Linda Batiste, principal consultant for the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
Voc Rehab fuels the way to employment
Like a pit crew, vocational rehabilitation services (Voc Rehab or VR) help people with disabilities put the pedal to the metal and screech off toward their employment goals.
Third-grade teacher Angela Wrigglesworth, who has type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, is a good example. She says her health, happiness and well-being are a direct result of VR’s help.
Strategies for using the bathroom on the job
The prospect of spending eight to 10 hours a day at work can be terrifying when you need assistance to use the bathroom. Here’s a look at some strategies and products that can make life a little more comfortable outside your comfort zone.
Popping the question
It all starts with a request by the employee for specific bathroom accommodations.