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Barrier free layout of the work environment of a professor with amputated arms

Employer:

The employer is a University for Social Sciences and Social Paedagogics. At present 2000 students study at the university.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

She has no arms. Her degree of disability is 100 (GdB 100). Her disabled identity document has the following letters:
- G (the ability to move is considerably impaired)
- aG (the person is extraordinarily disabled in walking)
- H (the person is helpless)
- RF (exemption from broadcasting and television fees or reduction in rates for the main telephone line)

Job:

She is a Professor of Jurisprudence at a university.

Work duties:

She lectures for 18 hours a week. During the lectures she teaches students the legal contents of their subjects. The rest of her weekly work time (38 hours) she needs for preparing the contents of her lectures.

Work environment (actual status):

In order to get from the parking place to her workplace (lecture theatre and office) she must pass through several doors. In the areas which are also used by students many of the doors are equipped with electric systems or electric door openers and closers. The available sanitary facilities are suitable for disabled people, however the toilet seat is too high for the only 1.60 m tall professor.

Work environment (desired status):

All areas or doors in the building through which she passes must be equipped with electric door openers and closers (driving motor, movement indicators and control). The sanitary room must be equipped with a new height adjustable disabled WC. The WC should be used together with a closomat. The operating (flushing and height adjustment of the toilet) must be possible without touching, with a foot control.

Assistive devices used:

toilets
gate, door, window and curtain openers/closers

Support:

The toilet was 100% and the electric door system 70% financed by the Main Welfare Office.



Id-No.:

R/PB5118


  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • access route /
  • physical disability /
  • professor /
  • door /
  • sanitary facility /
  • toilet /
  • door opening system /
  • door closing system /
  • working equipment /
  • access to workplace /
  • work task /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • university studies /
  • washing /
  • dry /
  • handling /
  • employment /
  • toileting /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • EASTIN /
  • university /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • amputation /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • arm impairment /
  • arm amputation /
  • public service /
  • education /
  • science /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • walking /
  • lifting /
  • carrying /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design


update status: 17.07.2009


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