Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung für einen Zoo-Mitarbeiter


The employer is an urban zoo with about 150 employees, visit the about 1 million visitors a year.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a disease of the back, so that his ability to move and exercise capacity are limited. In advancing age was added a visual impairment. It can be due to the visually impaired, see restricted only in one eye. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 90

Training and job:

The man has been working for 25 years as an assistant at his employer.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

The staff took care of minor repairs and craft tasks that arise in daily Zoobetrieb. With increasing deterioration of his back condition is also necessary for the fulfillment of tasks mobility of the man curtailed. To obtain the necessary mobility therefore an adult tricycle was purchased with cargo basket. Due to the later occurring visual impairment, he could no longer take the tricycle and therefore no longer be used for the activities listed.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

To avoid the threat of termination, the employer decided to create a new disability-friendly steady job indoors. The zoo has employee bicycles and carts, which are often borrowed from visitors to make the zoo with children more enjoyable. As a rule, fall on these vehicles regularly minor repairs that are to be done by the employee at his new workplace. In order to create the workplace an old garage has been renovated. For this it was necessary in addition to the installation of windows, doors and water lines to create even a driveway. This work was carried out by an external contractor.

Assistive devices used:

foot-propelled tricycles and quadricycles

Keywords and Further Information

Funding and participation:

The adult tricycle and the conversion work was supported by the integration office to 80%. In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and phone the integration offices.

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Last Update: 15 May 2018