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Specific Attention

Devoted to Aging Workers

Help People

Work On The Job

18+ years

of Research & Development

Personal Assistive Technology (AT) Consultation

A Personal Assistive Technology Consultation is the first ray of hope!  It includes an in-depth ½ -hour telephone interview followed-up within a week by a professional 1-page description of potential worksite solutions for your medical condition.

Description

The Personal Assistive Technology Consultation is the first ray of hope for a skilled tradesman with a disability because it gives realistic ideas for ways to keep working.  In a discouraging world that tells workers to just ‘go on disability’, this is a breath of fresh air.  Workers compensation cases or insurance claims can use the consultation and written description as a pre-assessment list of potential accommodations.

 

The Personal Assistive Technology Consultation is the first step in completing an onsite Worksite Assistive Technology Assessment.  If you choose to schedule a full Worksite Assistive Technology Assessment after your Personal Assistive Technology Consultation, you will receive a $100 discount.

Worksite Assistive Technology Assessment – Onsite

The Personal Assistive Technology Consultation interview will ask questions regarding the worker’s job site.  Are the floors level and smooth, or are there ruts , mud or clutter to walk through?  Does the worker climb ladders?  What hand tools are commonly used?  Is the work site well lighted and ventilated?  Questions such as these help the Assistive Technology Professional to understand the challenges of the work environment.

 

The interview also provides information regarding the worker’s physical abilities.  How high can you lift your knee?  Can you twist your back to look behind a vehicle while driving?  Do you have full grip strength on both hands?  If a worker has an occupational or physical therapy evaluation or a functional capacity assessment, that information will allow the Assistive Technology Professional to describe potential solutions within those abilities.

 

The Personal Assistive Technology Consultation 1-page description will help the worker see the possibilities and realities of working with a physical limitation.  It will help workers start thinking in terms of solutions and progress towards returning to work instead of focusing on all the obstacles.  The description will list desired improvements in order of priority.  Addressing issues one at a time according to a plan makes the accessibility project appear doable.

 

Read our blogs to better understand Assistive Technology Assessments and Assistive Technology Professional certification, or visit the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program website http://www.sc.edu/scatp/assessment.html.

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