Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung im Postverteilungsdienst und der Hausdruckerei einer Stadtverwaltung


The employer is a city management

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man is visually impaired due to his diabetes mellitus. The disability is reflected in the fact that the right eye and the left eye is highly reduced maximum organisation in his visual acuity. Colour vision is disturbed and there is an age-related farsightedness. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) of the man is 80

Workplace and work duties:

The operation of copying equipment in the print shop, for the creation of transfer printing and publications for the city, fills 60-70% of his time. An object of the employee is still in the mail distribution within the home. The jobs are located on different floors. In mail distribution room presorting the mail takes place. Here is a general recognition of the addresses on the letters or briefcases requires. Using the existing illuminated magnifying glass, the employee can carry out the work without restrictions, the adjustability of the illuminance is very helpful. At work in the print shop, the employee must recognize handwritten orders in nature and scope, as well as instructions of handwritten and typewritten Art. The object of the copy machine starts with the loading paper and setting the desired design. The paper loading method is simple and the handles are known to the staff enough. Larger problems occur when operating the copy machine or the respective terminals and control elements, as it can be difficult to recognize and adapt to a sample print settings. Thus, the employee can recognize and read orders, instructions, proofs and possibly corrections him a screen reader was asked contrast display is available with an additional upper or flat screen as an output device for enlarging and when required. Screen reader and flat located on a trolley, which can be parked according to the copying machine. To operate the copying machine, a large field magnifier is used with cold light lamp, which was mounted on a special holder or an arm on trolley and for recognizing and increasing the settings and controls can be positioned accordingly.

Assistive devices used:

magnifier glasses, lenses and lens systems for magnification (magnifiers with integrated light) video systems with bigger picture (screen readers) storage and supply systems

Promotion and participation:

The disability Reasonable accommodation was funded by the employment agency. The consultation was carried out by the Technical Advisory Service (TBD) of the Employment Agency.

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Last Update: 4 Jun 2018