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Assistive Technology For Employment

Did you know that:

  • Employers are required to provide a reasonable accommodation during the pre-employment job interview, as well as, in the workplace if requested by a job applicant or employee.
  • Assistive technology may be used to increase, maintain, or improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • An ongoing study by the Job Accommodation Network consistently shows that employers providing job accommodations realize many benefits including retaining valuable employees, improving productivity and morale, reducing workers' compensation and improving company diversity.
  • Most employers report no cost or low cost for accommodating employees with disabilities.

Examples of Assistive Technology for Employment

Assistive technology is used to increase, maintain, and improve functional abilities of employees with disabilities across all employment settings, including healthcare, food-service, and manufacturing. Below are a few examples of assistive technology for employment:

  • Alternative keyboards (e.g. ergonomic keyboard, one-handed keyboard)
  • Voice recognition software
  • Height adjustable desk
  • Vibrating pager
  • Portable reader (converts text-to-speech)
  • Handheld video magnifier
  • Ergonomic/adapted tools
  • Motorized carts and lifting systems

If you would like to learn more about assistive technology for employment, contact STAR or check out the resource section below.

Fact Sheet

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