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Workplace design for a teacher in training with hemiplegia


The employer is a state government or a study seminar on teacher education in the context of the second .

Disability and functional limitation of the man:

The man has as a result of a brain haemorrhage half side paralysis (hemiplegia) on the right with spasticity. The actual right-handed had to learn his left hand for activities such as writing with a pen or keyboard use. The hemiparesis leads to restrictions on the handling of articles and speaking and to a low exercise capacity, which leads to exhaustion after 2-3 hours already in the exercise of a slight activity. The physical exhaustion can also be compensated by a long pause of two hours. The man should not be used for activities in which he are long and go and has to manipulate objects manually. Despite the hemiplegia he can walk without crutches slowed, to a small extent climb flat steps and communicate linguistically. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 80

Education and work:

The man finished his teaching degree successful with the first State examination and completed his two-year clerkship or clerkship in a study seminar for special schools and in a school for physically disabled people

Workplace and work duties:

The trainee must develop or write with chalk blackboard images with the left hand. The necessary for the development of panel paintings aids (compass, ruler, etc.) and media (eg stiff blackboard) he must also disability-related handled with the left hand. Developing the panel images is very time consuming and requires the teacher very much, so it already comes to symptoms of exhaustion soon after the beginning of the lesson. In addition, the typeface or the handwriting on the blackboard is hard to read by the students. The middle panel in the classroom was therefore replaced with an interactive whiteboard, speakers and a projector permanently installed and the clerk equipped with a laptop and a document camera. The teaching content can be so on the laptop at home and prepare project on the whiteboard in the classroom through the projector. As in a usual panel can be changed content directly through the laptop or interactively on the surface of the whiteboard (like a touchscreen). Even a conversion of the manuscript by a handwriting recognition into digital text and storing the panel picture on the laptop is possible, so that it can be recalled in the next lessons and further processed. In order to show on paper written student work and explain, the trainee receives them with the document camera and presents them using a laptop and projector on the whiteboard - a saving is also possible

Labour Organisation:

The trainee teaches his 15 lessons a week. only in the classroom with an interactive whiteboard, which can be reached from it via a lift. Because after long lessons a state of exhaustion occurs, the trainee a deck was provided in a separate room near the classroom for recreation. His timetable is organized so that he has to rest after long lessons free or a correspondingly long pause. As part of the traineeship will find interviews with the training teachers and specialists, as well as seminar leaders held the records of the clerk using a dictation machine for later evaluation, since it is too slow note taking and note taking

Assistive devices used:

Accessories for audio and video systems and visual systems (document camera)
visual computer display equipment and accessories (whiteboards)

Support and participation:

The job design was sponsored by the Office integration. The consultation was carried out by the Engineer Professional services for disability-related work planning the integration office - the so-called Technical Advisory Service
In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and telephone numbers of the offices for integration..



  • teacher /
  • one-hand operation /
  • dexterity /
  • blackboard /
  • training /
  • working equipment /
  • work task /
  • handling /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • legal clerkship /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • dictaphone /
  • brain /
  • one-handedness /
  • laptop /
  • computer /
  • break /
  • Beamer /
  • camera /
  • organisation /
  • hand /
  • physical disability /
  • whiteboard /
  • couch /
  • EASTIN /
  • lift /
  • passenger elevator /
  • stairs /
  • staircase /
  • step climbing /
  • Visualiser /
  • output device /
  • best practice /
  • digitalization /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • spasticity /
  • hand impairment /
  • arm impairment /
  • hemiplegia /
  • arm paralysis /
  • training /
  • school /
  • public service /
  • education /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • carrying /
  • motoricity /
  • coordination of movements /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • climbing /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product /
  • motor impairment /
  • brain damage

update status: 16.08.2013

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