Accommodating children with glaucoma
A lighting system was mounted on the custodian's industrial vacuum cleaner and the custodian was provided a headlamp.A typist with low vision was having some difficulty distinguishing among certain character keys.An individual with no vision was placed in a switchboard operator position for a large service complex building. Section ID=26&Topic ID=144&Document ID=210 EEOC Regulations To Implement the Equal Employment Provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act, as Amended, 29 C. The person needed to be aware of what telephone lines were on hold, in use, or ringing. An individual with little or no usable vision may use a variety of electronic text-to-speech technologies to access printed documents, computers, and telephones.JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Low vision is a term that describes a person with a vision impairment that cannot be improved by correction but has some usable vision remaining.
The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.
Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee’s individual limitations and accommodation needs.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.
Many employees with visual impairment use a combination of low-tech and high-tech accommodations to accomplish tasks on the job.
For example, individuals with some residual vision may use alternative lighting, electronic magnification, and improved contrast to maintain work efficiency.