Content

Browse Case Studies

  • Case Study

information on case studies

Layout of the workplace for an editor with blindness at a broadcasting service

Employer:

The employer is a large broadcasting corporation.

Disability and functional restriction:

She was born blind. She is unable to perceive visual information (printed texts, etc). Therefore, visual information must be so transformed that she can perceive it in a tactile way with her fingers (e.g. braille) or acoustically. Her degree of disability is 100.

Training and job:

She studied German language and literature, history and political science and then worked as a journalist. After completing various practicals at the broadcasting service, she was employed as an editor.

Workplace and duties:

The editor mainly works on a computer workstation in an office. Her activities include the editing of manuscripts of other authors and the compilation of material for broadcasts. She also works as a writer. In order to carry out her activity, she uses a screen reader (special software) for the Braille display connected to the computer. The Braille display uses the screen reader to convert the optical screen contents into computer braille or information that can be read with the fingers (see picture). Texts from letters and books in black and white, which were previously scanned into a text recognition software, can also be tactfully output via the Braille display and then read by the editor with his fingers. Alternatively, she can also read the texts over the speech output or have them printed in Braille with the Braille printer. The networking in the radio makes it easy for them to keep up to date with the help of technology. Agency messages are readable on the PC and manuscripts can be sent by e-mail. This prints them out in Braille, then edit them. In addition, she has a daily work assistant for 90 minutes.

Assistive devices used:

assistive products for orientation
tactile computer displays (braille displays)
printers
special output software (screenreader)

Work environment - mobility:

She completed a mobility training. She received training in reaching her workplace with public transport, the way to the news editorial department as well as finding her way in the editing rooms, with the aid of a stick for the blind.

Support and participation:

The disability-friendly design was supported by the Integration Office. The advice was provided by the Integrationsfachdienst or the specialist service for blind and visually impaired people.
The disabled-friendly layout was supported by the Integration Office.



Id-No.:

R/PB5290


  • sensory disorder /
  • journalism /
  • editor /
  • mobility /
  • aids for the blind /
  • braille /
  • braille display /
  • keyboard /
  • output device /
  • computer /
  • computer workplace /
  • screen work /
  • office work /
  • e-mail /
  • scanner /
  • input device /
  • reading device /
  • text recognition software /
  • text recognition /
  • word processing /
  • software /
  • printer /
  • braille printer /
  • screenreader /
  • white stick /
  • working equipment /
  • access to workplace /
  • working environment /
  • environment /
  • organisation /
  • work task /
  • public transport /
  • university studies /
  • orientation /
  • orientation aid /
  • mobility aid /
  • new hire /
  • use means of transport /
  • communication aid /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • eye /
  • EASTIN /
  • print, media and advertising /
  • information and communication /
  • learning and knowledge application /
  • mobility and locomotion /
  • soft skills and social behaviour /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • blindness /
  • office /
  • radio station /
  • visualize /
  • information perception /
  • information output /
  • independence /
  • typing /
  • reading /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product /
  • practical course /
  • mobility training /
  • job assistance


update status: 20.06.2018


The translation of the content is performed by the external website Google™ Translate. The service provides automated computer translations. REHADAT assumes no reponsibility or liability for the complete accuracy of the content.