Case Study
Workplace design for a wheelchair-bound clerk in the civil service


The employer is a local authority.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a paraplegia. He is dependent on the constant use of a wheelchair. His grasping space is limited due to disability. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 100


The man is employed as a clerk with the employer. In REHADAT you will also find facilities that train people with disabilities in administrative and commercial professions.

Workplace and duties (actual status):

The activities of the employee in the office include the control of work assignments of individual working groups and forms processing. The forms and the cards are on a shelf or mounted on panels. Without the help of colleagues, he can not reach the forms and cards for processing and subsequent storage or for on and filing.

Workplace and duties (desired status):

To enable the clerk an independent work, a power wheelchair was purchased with lift function (Figs. 1 and 2). Alternatively, a power wheelchair with stand-up or stand-up function could be used. With this tool, the restricted grasping space is balanced. The agent can thus place without the help of the forms and cards in the shelves and take it out again.

Assistive devices used:

ISO 12 23 06 electrically powered wheelchairs with electronic steering (with standing function) ISO 12 23 06 electrically powered wheelchairs with electronic steering (with seat lift function)

Further Information

The disability-friendly design has been funded by the competent integration office. In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and telephone numbers of the offices for integration.

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Last Update: 22 Jul 2008