Arranging for Personal Assistance Services and Assistive Technology at Work: A Report of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Personal Assistance ServicesBy Stoddard, Susan; Kraus, Lewis; Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-2, pp. 89-95
Publication Date: January-June 2006
Study conducted to evaluate how workplace personal assistance services (PAS) and assistive technology (AT) are implemented in the workplace, and the various issues that arise. Structured telephone interviews were conducted with 20 people who utilized PAS in the workplace, 21 employers who were familiar with PAS in the workplace, and 19 employment organizations. The transcripts of these interviews provided the qualitative data for the study. The researchers found that the requirements for personal assistance accommodations focus on task-related needs, and that personal care needs at work are not included in the Americans with Disabilities Act, though they may be needed by the employee. A number of questions are addressed for future research directions.
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International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.isprm.org )