Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung für einen Lehrer


The employer is a county government or a school.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has an innate strong visual impairment with residual vision of a 10% on the left and 1% in the right eye. The sharpest point of sight is at a distance of 20 cm from the reader object. Disability Due to optical information to fulfill enlarged and displayed contrast. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 90 Your severely handicapped includes the markers G, B and RF.

Training and job:

The man is a teacher or teacher and taught the subjects English and geography at the high school.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

For teaching and administrative activities (conferences, etc.) the teacher needs teaching materials (eg worksheets) for the student or his subjects to prepare. With the currently existing and very outdated equipment but this is only a very limited extent and involves significantly more time. He also can not watch closely in the execution of tasks and the writing of class work at their desks, students, for example.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

Through the use of a laptop with a large display, a screen magnification software with speech output and a flatbed scanner with a text recognition software, the teacher can prepare the instructional materials at home and bring to class. The teaching materials can be printed and distributed in paper format to the student or the appropriate content to be projected from a laptop and projector on a white wall in the classroom. About voice control and recognition, the laptop can be alternatively operated by language and texts are entered. The speech also enables the reading longer texts in English or German. to observe the students and for a better understanding in the classroom is a room or board camera with autofocus and pan-tilt head used, which is connected to a large TFT screen. The control of writing custom built by the students work in the classroom is done with a mobile screen reader that is connected to the laptop and can also be used at home for lesson preparation and review of class work. The tools are kept in the school on a trolley or media cart in a lockable cabinet and pushed by the teacher with the help of the transport vehicle to the classroom. The system is mobile and also suitable for attending conferences and training

Assistive devices used:

Video systems with bigger picture (screen readers) special edition software (magnification software) hand operated industrial transport equipment

Keywords and Further Information

Funding :

The design work was funded by the Office integration. In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and phone - numbers of the integration offices.

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Last Update: 4 Jun 2018