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Vocational integration and job design for a technical drawer in education with muscular dystrophy


The employer is an international supplier operating with 1,200 employees at the site.

Disability and functional limitation of the young person:

The young people fell ill at the age of 10 years from muscular dystrophy. It relies on the use of a wheelchair. Due to their mobility disability, gripping her room, her fine motor skills in the area of ??the upper body and their ability to apply forces are limited. The degree of disability (handicap) is 90 Your severely handicapped contains the markers G and aG.

Transition school - training:

Even as a girl who was excited by the young people for drawing and designing. Since it also not lacked technical understanding and spatial imagination, she decided to undergo training for technical illustrator. Despite her disability, she had to find a training place in her dream job in the primary labor market the destination. Therefore, she applied to corresponding training companies in the region and received after the interview a training contract by the employer.


The teaching of practical training content is the employer in the training workshop and the construction area or drawing office. Some content of practical training, such as the basic course metal, but must be completed modular and externally in an inter-company training center. The mediation of theoretical training content is under the dual vocational training in a vocational school.

workplace and work environment:

In order to enable the young people training to the technical illustrator, had disability-related modifications and adjustments to their employer, the company training facility and are made in the vocational school.

In the training workshop were
- a stair inclined lift or stair lift with a wheelchair platform to reach the upper floors,
- a wheelchair-accessible toilet room (toilet, grab bars for conversion, sink, etc.) and
- electric door openers

In the construction area or sign-office were
- a vertical lift over 4 floors to reach the workplace,
- Ramps to overcome smaller paragraphs and steps,
- a wheelchair-accessible toilet room (toilet, grab bars for conversion, sink, etc.),
- an electrically adjustable height and drive-under desk and
- electric door openers
installed or provided.

In-company training center
- a height-adjustable vise with power-operated clamping function and
- a CNC lathe
installed or provided.

In the vocational school
- a stair-lift for self-drivers (allows coping with stairs without a helper) and
- a push rim wheelchair (can be hooked into the stair-lift)

By additionally used electric wheelchair with stand-up, the disability-related physical limitations, are compensated in terms of mobility, gripping space and body forces in the training areas.

For the commute requires the trainees still help or a car service. To change this state, she visits currently a driving school.
With a converted vehicle they will be able to get to work later independently and without assistance.
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Assistive devices used:

powered stair-climbing transporters
handrims wheelchairs with manual drive
electrically powered wheelchairs with electronic steering (Standing wheelchairs)
permanently mounted handle bars and support handles
openers and closers
stairlifts with platform
portable ramps
tools for fixing and positioning of workpieces and tools (Vices)


The disability-friendly design in the company training center was promoted to 100% of the integration office and the employer to 100% of the employment agency. The stair-lift is leased by the institution of vocational school with a resource provider and returned during the school holidays to this in order to save costs. Since this is at the trainee the only confined to a wheelchair student, leasing was buying preferred.
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  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • wheelchair /
  • electric wheelchair /
  • stand-up wheelchair /
  • ramp /
  • mobility /
  • stairs /
  • staircase /
  • lift /
  • technical draughtsman /
  • engineering drawing /
  • drawing /
  • screen work /
  • computer workplace /
  • computer /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • sanitary facility /
  • toilet /
  • vocational school /
  • step climbing /
  • stairclimbing device /
  • door /
  • door opening system /
  • access route /
  • driving licence /
  • driving service /
  • driver´s license regulation /
  • working equipment /
  • leasing /
  • CNC /
  • lathe /
  • machine /
  • machine work /
  • machine operator /
  • machine operation /
  • metal working /
  • clamp /
  • mirror /
  • washbasin /
  • support grip /
  • desk /
  • access to workplace /
  • physical disability /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • transfer school-work /
  • washing /
  • mobility aid /
  • use means of transport /
  • handling /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • educational gateway /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • initial training /
  • muscle /
  • qualification /
  • EASTIN /
  • clamping means /
  • stand up /
  • changing place /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • labour office /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • Wheelchair-driver /
  • motor impairment /
  • muscular impairment /
  • muscular dystrophy /
  • training /
  • office /
  • school /
  • body posture /
  • standing /
  • walking /
  • lifting /
  • motoricity /
  • coordination of movements /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • climbing /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • vocational training /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design

update status: 04.05.2011

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