Assistive Technology in the Workplace
We understand the many different types of barriers that keep men and women with disabilities from working. We also understand that there's no one solution or single answer to getting beyond those barriers. Advancing Opportunities offers:
- Highly qualified staff
- Up-to-date technology
- One-Stop Shopping, support from evalutation to purchase through implementation
AT for Organization and Efficiency
Assistive technology has helped make employment possible for men and women with a wide variety of disabilities. Technology can be used by just about anyone who wants to be more organized and or work more efficiently. To explore the ways technology can help boost productivity in the workplace, visit our section on organization and efficiency.
How to Request Our Services
- For consumers registered with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the process begins with a discussion with your DVR counselor about vocational goals, and barriers. Ask what barriers might be able to be removed through the use of assitive technology. For ideas of how assistive technology has helped others, visit our AT Solutions at Work page.
- The DVR counselor completes the referral application available here in PDF form. For other options, visit our referrals page.
- The DVR counselor submits the form along with a voucher, via email or fax it to us at 609-882-4054.
Individuals not registered with DVR, can call us for more information at 1-888-322-1918 ext. 595.
Once we receive an approved application, a member of the Assistive Technology Services department will schedule an appointment for an evalution. We will come to the home or workplace and assess the individual’s abilities and employment goals to see what type of assistive technology would best serve them. If needed, we will facilitate a short-term trial of the device, to confirm that it will help meet the goals before recommending purchase.
Based on the assessment and trial, we make a recommendation to the DVR counselor. Once the recommendation is approved by DVR, we can order the equipment. We then can help train on the new assistive technology to ensure it's being used effectively and producing a satisfactory outcome.
Resources for Employment
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Webcast series
JAN has created a Webcast series that highlights issues facing employees with disabilities in the workplace. These web based presentations are free and can be viewed over the Internet. Each accessible Webcast is approximately one hour in length.
More Employment Resources