Case Study
Gestaltung eines Arbeitsplatzes für einen Lagerarbeiter


The medium-sized companies worldwide in the field of the machine tool operates. The employer wants to reduce headcount and therefore terminate a severely disabled warehouse workers.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man is visually impaired and has only a minimal residual vision. His ability to perceive visual information is limited. Words, numbers, signs or symbols can therefore recognize only through magnification. An orientation in the workplace is possible for him only because of his many years of service, he also has problems with the recognition of objects and facilities. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 100 His severely handicapped contains the markers B, G, H, Bl and RF.


The man has been employed for many years as a warehouse worker to his employer.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

The employee works in goods bearing the company. He transported and stored there electrical parts. Because of his visual impairment took a colleague who, in connection with the storage and retrieval standing, written work (eg, acknowledgment, verification of delivery notes, inclusion in the inventory and the removal registration). In addition, all relevant data of the inventory must be entered by the staff in a computerized warehouse management system. Through the use of a camera reading system (screen reader), in conjunction with a PC and a large screen, the employee may have the written information show of the delivery notes for reading increased. An installed on the PC screen magnification software allows the employee the writing of documents, such as bills of material removal, and operation of computer-based inventory management system. The information can be magnified on the big screen to cut manner and are shown in different color contrasts. The magnification software also has a voice option. Thus, the optical screen content can alternatively output acoustically sound card and speakers or headphones or be read to the people. With the help of a printer, the employee can print out the documents. In addition, the employee needs a mobile handheld camera-reader (electronic magnifying glass) to be enlarged, so that it can read the labels on the storage racks, so the relevant parts store and retrieve. The use of technical aids allows the employees the full performance of its activities, so that no Event of Default exists

Assistive devices used:

Video systems with bigger picture (screen readers) special edition software (magnification software)

Keywords and Further Information

Funding :

The costs were assumed to be 100% by the Integration Office, as it is specifically concerned about disability-related costs and could be obtained by promoting the workplace. In REHADAT you will find the address and tel - number of integration offices.

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Last Update: 4 Jun 2018