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Teleworking for a representation of the severely disabled wheelchair-driver with polio at an administration


The employer is a municipal government.

Disability and functional impairment of the employee:

The woman has a polio (infantile paralysis) with back and joint pain and restricted mobility. Over the years, her health continued to deteriorate. It is dependent on the use of a wheelchair and needed because of the disability-related back and joint pain breaks or sun breaks to relieve the spine, joints and muscles.

Training and job:

The woman completed a college degree with a focus on social work and rehabilitation and for many years worked in the city administration. She was elected by the severely disabled employees for Severely Disabled Persons and released for this activity by the employer, because they cared for 340 severely disabled and a variety of disabilities threatened employees.

Workplace and work organization:

The SHE representative works mainly in an office with a computer workstation, where it leads, for example, personal meetings or telephone conversations with severely disabled colleague or telephoned with supportive institutions in terms of work organization, promotion, etc. In order to reduce the physical strain, she works for 55% of their telework place at home in alternating telework. Your teleworkstation home offers her the opportunity to lie down for a short rest breaks to relieve your joints and muscles. For their teleworkstation a height-adjustable work desk, a laptop and a printer were purchased.

Working environment and mobility:

The woman overcame earlier the staircase in their house with the help of a stair lift, taking on their residential floor (1st floor) and in the ground floor each have a wheelchair used for converting. As her health deteriorated, and she can not often realize from the wheelchair to the Treppenlifter, an elevator was installed barrier-free, they used to leave and reach their teleworking. The barrier-free building of the city administration they achieved with their footnotes to manual mode (throttle and brake) converted vehicle with automatic transmission and wheelchair loading. Near the building you stand a designated disabled parking space available.

Assistive devices used:

motor vehicle accessories and adjustments to control the speed
tools for turning on or charging a wheelchair user without in or on a motor vehicle
bimanual handrim-drive wheelchairs
work tables

Promotion and participation:

The establishment of teleworking was approved by the local Federal Service for people with disabilities at work (former welfare office) and funded by the Integration Office. The Integration Office participated in part of the reconstruction of the apartment building or the installation of the elevator. The car with disability was supported by the pension.



  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • physical disability /
  • mobility /
  • wheelchair /
  • working equipment /
  • access to workplace /
  • mobility aid /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • paralysis /
  • leg /
  • representation of the severely disabled /
  • working environment design /
  • organisation /
  • stand up /
  • stairs /
  • staircase /
  • lift /
  • passenger elevator /
  • worktable /
  • table /
  • driving /
  • car equipment /
  • automatic /
  • automatic gearbox /
  • gas /
  • brake /
  • wheelchair hold-back system /
  • wheelchair lifting aid /
  • wheelchair loading /
  • break /
  • parking space /
  • motor vehicle /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • spinal cord /
  • EASTIN /
  • pain /
  • best practice /
  • digitalization /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • pension insurance /
  • walking impairment /
  • Wheelchair-driver /
  • motor impairment /
  • leg impairment /
  • poliomyelitis /
  • office /
  • administration /
  • public service /
  • telework /
  • body posture /
  • standing /
  • walking /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • assistive product /
  • car adaptation

update status: 08.12.2015

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