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Workplace design for a paraplegic book-keeper

Employer:

The employer is an electrical installation company.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a paraplegic and a motor disorder of the upper extremities. He is dependent on the constant use of a wheelchair. The Griffin Room, motor skills and mobility are disability-related restricted. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) of the man is 100

Training and job:

The man has trained as an accountant. He is employed by the employer for several years.
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Workplace and duties (actual status):

The employee works on one workstation and is responsible for the necessary office work. His responsibilities include accounting, evaluation of the timesheets and the material order. He has difficulty in operating the phone and keypad.

Work environment - mobility (actual status):

The employee had to be carried in the morning and evening up the stairs to the office of two persons or down. Also, the toilet was non-disability requirements.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

Since enlarged the electrical installation company, the employer decided to move into the industrial area of ??the city, in a new factory building with warehouse and office space. Together with the technical advisor to the integration office was given to which disability-friendly facilities was needed for the new building. The workplace has been newly equipped with a PC, monitor, and a big box keyboard. The big box keyboard allows the employee to press the keys in spite of motor limitations. To enter long texts can a microphone be used in conjunction with voice recognition software. The new work of the employee table is wheelchair accessible height adjustable and with the electric wheelchair. The acquisition of two Paternoster cabinets allows him access to records without assistance. A phone with stored phone numbers and hands-free phone calls easier for him.

Work environment - mobility (desired status):

The hall consists of ground and first floors. It was installed a lift, so that the employee can reach the upper floor. The plumbing was modified and equipped (sink, toilet, support handles, etc.) that the employee without these problems, and barriers to use (for example, when moving from the wheelchair to the toilet) and in an emergency call about a personal alarm system help.

Assistive devices used:

toilets
washbasin
mirror
bimanual handrim-drive wheelchairs
permanently mounted handle bars and support handles
lifts
landline phones (hands free)
keyboards (keyboards large field)
input software
personal alarm systems (for the toilet)
work tables
storage and supply systems

Support:

The disability-friendly design has been funded by the competent integration office.
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Id-No.:

R/PB3025


  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • access route /
  • physical disability /
  • accountant /
  • hands-free telephone /
  • hands-free facility /
  • telephone /
  • calling /
  • large key keyboard /
  • keyboard /
  • input device /
  • speech input /
  • speech recognition /
  • speech control /
  • screen /
  • software /
  • stairs /
  • staircase /
  • lift /
  • shelf /
  • sanitary facility /
  • toilet /
  • washbasin /
  • mirror /
  • support grip /
  • worktable /
  • desk /
  • table /
  • paternoster /
  • positioning aid /
  • circulating shelf /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • office work /
  • typing work /
  • accounting /
  • wheelchair /
  • paralysis /
  • computer /
  • working equipment /
  • access to workplace /
  • step climbing /
  • passenger elevator /
  • vertical elevator /
  • mobility /
  • work task /
  • handling /
  • barrier-freedom /
  • washing /
  • mobility aid /
  • communication aid /
  • communication /
  • employment /
  • using telecommunication device /
  • telecommunication device /
  • telecommunications /
  • telephone aid /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • spinal cord /
  • hand /
  • EASTIN /
  • changing place /
  • emergency /
  • emergency alarm system /
  • emergency call /
  • emergency alarm system /
  • Personal emergency alarm systems /
  • paging system /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • Wheelchair-driver /
  • motor impairment /
  • hand impairment /
  • paraplegia /
  • office /
  • body posture /
  • standing /
  • walking /
  • motoricity /
  • coordination of movements /
  • finger hand movement /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • climbing /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • barrier-free design /
  • assistive product /
  • working environment design


update status: 17.07.2006


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