Case Study
Fortbildung eines Verwaltungsangestellten zum Verwaltungsfachwirt


The employer is a city administration.

Disability and functional restriction of the man:

He is severely visually impaired and wears glasses to compensate. Despite this his ability to perceive visual information is restricted. Therefore, because of his disability information must be enlarged and presented in high-contrast for improved visual perception.

Training and job:

The man completed an apprenticeship as an office assistant at the city administration and six years later successfully completed the employee training as an administrative employee. He was then employed for several years as a clerk in the city administration. He then took part in a vocational training program (BFW) in a course on administrative management. His employer released him for this time. In order for the participants to be able to work in a concentrated manner right from the beginning, their respective workplaces in the administration at the beginning of the qualification in the BFW are copied one-to-one and corresponding aids are made available. In addition, all teaching materials are barrier-free and adapted to the needs of visually impaired and blind participants.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

The employee was after successful completion of the course in the senior service at the Social Welfare Office. The new workstation was equipped with a PC, a magnification software, a large screen, a camera reading system (screen reader) and a large-format contrast keyboard. The magnification software and the screen reader allow, in addition to the magnification, a high-contrast display on the large screen. Where the magnification software also allows a voice output via speakers or headphones. The screen reader used is used to enlarge paper size originals (letters, forms, etc.).

Assistive devices used:

image-enlarging video systems input devices for computers special output software (screenreader)

Keywords and Further Information

Funding and participation:

The disability-friendly design was supported by the Integration Office. The advice was provided by the engineering specialist service of the Integration Office - the so-called Technical Advisory Service.

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Last Update: 4 Jun 2018