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Workplace layout for a graduate in administration with small stature and dysmelia in an office

Employer:

The employer is a road construction office.

Disability and functional restriction of the employee:

She has small stature and has member malformation (dysmelia) of her arms. She is 1.20 m tall. This means restrictions in her area of reach and visual fields and a reduction of her body strength when manipulating as well as operating gadgets and operating elements. Her shortened legs lead to a disability in walking. Her degree of disability is 100.

Training and job:

She completed training as a graduate in administration. She is employed by her employer as an office clerk.

Workplace and duties:

She works at a computer workstation in an office (figure 1). Her duties include the usual office and administrative work within her department in the road construction office. Because of her disability she needs a workchair at her workplace whose seating height can be decreased to 30 cm. The seating depth must be around 28 cm. The desk must be able to be brought down to a height of 60 cm. When she is standing the table height must be 72 cm. In order to punch holes and staple written documents, electrically operated appliances are needed. As well as this she needs a small keyboard to compensate for her reduced area of reach (figure 2).

Assistive devices used:

input devices for computers
workplace furniture and furnishing elements
work chairs and office chairs
assistive products for office administration, information storage and management at work

Support:

The disabled-friendly layout was supported by the Integration Office.



Id-No.:

R/PB5328


  • physical disability /
  • graduate in administration /
  • height /
  • operating control /
  • input device /
  • computer /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • office work /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • desk /
  • work chair /
  • office chair /
  • chair /
  • keyboard /
  • small-size keyboard /
  • hole-punch /
  • stapler /
  • working equipment /
  • work task /
  • handling /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • arm /
  • leg /
  • EASTIN /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • walking impairment /
  • microsomia /
  • dysmelia /
  • arm impairment /
  • leg impairment /
  • office /
  • administration /
  • public service /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • walking /
  • reaching area /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product


update status: 19.10.2005


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