Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung für einen Controller bei einer kirchlichen Stiftung


The employer is a church foundation with more than 1,300 employees. He is the recipient of institutions for the disabled, the elderly and child and youth services.

Disability and functional impairment of the employee:

The man has an innate severe visual impairment. He is on the left eye blind in the right eye only limited Sehfähig with a prescription of 8% and an additional visual field. The degree of disability is 100. The disabled pass includes the markers.

Education and job:

The man graduated after completing his training as a banker, a business degree, which he ended with the conclusion of Master of Business Administration. He is employed as a controller at his employer for several years.

Workplace and task (current status):

The area of responsibility of the business economist includes the preparation of business plans, personnel cost controlling and the preparation of reports and statistics. He mainly works in an office at a computer workstation, where he has a 17" notebook with magnification software and a large screen at his disposal. Participation in meetings and further training measures is only possible to a limited extent. The employee is deployed at a basically suitable workplace, but the work result is significantly reduced by the current workplace design or the work equipment used (notebook with defective fan / flickering display and old magnification software without voice output) and the extension of tasks as a consultant for various committees.

Workplace and task (desired status):

To ensure that the business economist can continue to work independently and economically, the monitor workstation was also - with a monitor swivel arm for the large screen, - a special software for enlarging the screen contents with higher-contrast display and voice output (e.g. for long texts), - a lightweight portable reading and distance camera for documents to connect to the notebook (for use in meetings and training/education events), - a new 17" notebook, - a mobile screen reader (for recognizing or reading documents outside the office) and - equipped with a telephone swivel arm. Due to the small and low-contrast telephone display, additional software was installed on the notebook, which displays the contents of the telephone display on the large screen with the help of the notebook.

Assistive devices used:

Screen readers special output software (magnification software stationary positioning systems

Keywords and Further Information

Funding and participation:

The initial equipping of the workplace to make it accessible to people with disabilities was promoted by the employment agency when it was recruited a few years ago. The new disabled-friendly equipment required due to the defective and extended tasks was promoted by the Integration or Inclusion Office - there was no economic advantage for the employer. The advice was provided by the Technical Advisory Service of the Integration or Inclusion Office.

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Last Update: 19 Feb 2020