It feels so cozy to be cozying next to each other by the warmth of the fireplace in our little den. Seymour told his paramour and wife Lady Lynda. “Yes the crackling fire with its rich warm hues gives off such sparkling delight. Esepecially when we slowly sip our jugs pf Snickerdoodle tea. replied Mrs Toze. “It makes me want to make you even more proud of me”. Seymour Toze slowly, warmly embraced his mate. “How could I ever hold more pride? That talk you did on accommodations for seriously visually impaired workers was so thorough, informative and dare I say brilliant”. His partner blushed. With her face as red as a cooked lobster, Lady Lynda humbly thanked her husband.
“I started off with saying I wasn’t referring to people who were merely nearsighted, medical term myopic where the right prescription glasses was the only thing they needed. I meant employees who were at the very least legally blind who needed much more help in getting the bulk of their responsibilities performed.
“its really impressive how blind people can be helped so much in doing their work” exclaimed Seymour.
“Yes it is quite. But let’s move on. There’s much more to tell.” replied Seymour’s wife” “I’m eager to learn more” Her husband responded enthusiastically.
Next I’ll tell you about how to accommodate workers who were either hard of hearing or deaf. This disability you mentioned was much easier to deal with then the visually impaired since those withearing\impairments can wear hearing aids.
Lady Lynda smiles proudly as she blithely continues discussing innovative technology for low vision employees.
One such neat device is the eye controlled TD pilot mentioned Lady Lynda. The device is geared toward people with limited mobility. It is operated by a worker’s eye movements There’s a different way of assisting employees with intermediate low vision. That is make certain the print is large enough and the background contrasts well enough with the text and illustrations if any. Some prefer a dark background and some like a light background. Generally speaking one shouldn’t generalize. Each way of doing things should be geared to the individual. It depends on how much the person can see . For the completely sightless there is voice control, listening devices. For those with some vision there are ways for them to see by enlarging texts, contrasting backgrounds as I mentioned earlier. For those who use them a service dog for the blind is permitted in the work space. As long as its well behaved and the other workers don’t feel its a nuisance. The staff member utilizing the canine must show proof the animal is part of a disability service. There are dogs for other handicapped staffers but that’s another talk.