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Workplace design and working environment design for a psychologist with paraplegia

Employer:

The non-profit support for the disabled runs a workshop for people with disabilities (sheltered workshops) with about 300 employees and a living area for about 180 people.
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Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a paraplegic from 3/4 Cervical vertebra with a bladder and bowel paralysis and is dependent on the use of an electric wheelchair. Since he still has a low residual functional capacity in the arms and hands, control of electric wheelchair on a fork (as a joystick attachment) for manual recording is possible. The man is required because of the bladder and bowel paralysis, urine bag colostomy bag and to collect the body wastes - changing and pouring is done at home. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 100 His severely handicapped contains the markers B, G, aG, H and RF.

Training and job:

The psychologist works as head of the living area.
The psychologist, for example, responsible for the creation and updating of the living area concept (care planning, etc.), advising on educational issues, the staff, the maintenance of quality standards and maintaining contacts with the relatives. He works mainly in his office at one workstation with a height-adjustable mobile or under a desk, and a conventional telephone. The computer and the phone could not be used due to disability and were therefore replaced by a laptop with voice control system and a mobile phone with voice control and headset. The laptop can be used on the move at meetings in other rooms and buildings both in the office. In addition, the psychologists is a digital voice recorder available, whose voice memos can be read by software in the laptop or a word processor. The tools used allow the psychologists a temporary work independently. For the remaining activities and operations it is hours, a job assistance available

Work environment - mobility:

For the daily commute and appointments outside the care facility (visit the outdoor living groups, etc.) the psychologist uses a car that has been customized disability justice and is driven by the work assistance. The entering and exiting the wheelchair is on the side on the passenger side of a sliding door and folding ramp. To ride with the wheelchair, the vehicle also features on the passenger side about a particular restraint or mounting system for the wheelchair.
On the way to his office the need of the wheelchair psychologist must pass through a door, which was equipped with an electric motor drive and can be opened via a remote control.

Assistive devices used:

Aids for ostomy care
09 27 04
Urine bag without drain hole
12 12 21
Tools for turning on or charging a wheelchair without user in or on a motor vehicle
12 12 24
Aids for securing wheelchairs in vehicles
12 23 06
electrically powered wheelchairs with electronic steering
18 21 03
Openers and closers
22 18 03
Sound recorders and reproducers (dictaphones)
22 36 18
Input software
28 03 03
Worktables

Support:

Workplace design and was the work assistance is funded by the Office integration. The car for transportation was funded by the pension scheme.
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Id-No.:

Pb/110679


  • work task /
  • working equipment /
  • environment /
  • speech input /
  • speech recognition /
  • speech control /
  • telephone /
  • calling /
  • software /
  • screen work /
  • computer workplace /
  • office work /
  • wheelchair /
  • electric wheelchair /
  • physical disability /
  • access to workplace /
  • paralysis /
  • mobility /
  • laptop /
  • head set /
  • door /
  • door opening system /
  • door closing system /
  • access route /
  • computer /
  • head set /
  • remote control /
  • driving service /
  • typing work /
  • ramp /
  • wheelchair hold-back system /
  • wheelchair lifting aid /
  • wheelchair loading aid /
  • wheelchair loading /
  • notes /
  • notebook /
  • input device /
  • mobile telephone /
  • motor vehicle /
  • car equipment /
  • organisation /
  • tetraplegia /
  • graduate psychologist /
  • dictaphone /
  • working environment /
  • lifting aid /
  • restraint system /
  • urine bag /
  • stoma bag /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • desk /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • mobility aid /
  • use means of transport /
  • operating control /
  • handling /
  • communication aid /
  • communication /
  • employment /
  • using telecommunication device /
  • telecommunication device /
  • telecommunications /
  • telephone aid /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • spinal cord /
  • arm /
  • leg /
  • EASTIN /
  • health, care and social affairs /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • soft skills and social behaviour /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • Wheelchair-driver /
  • arm impairment /
  • paraplegia /
  • urinary incontinence /
  • incontinence /
  • sheltered workshop /
  • office /
  • social affairs /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • standing /
  • walking /
  • lifting /
  • motoricity /
  • coordination of movements /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • independence /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • care /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design /
  • job assistance /
  • car adaptation


update status: 26.04.2010


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