Accommodation, assistive technologies, accessibility
Excellence in employment accommodation
For 20+ years, I have offered job accommodation and return-to-work services to corporations, governments, non-profits, and social service agencies. To date, I have helped more than 75 organizations meet their duty to accommodate.
In addition, I spent six years as a return-to-work and accommodation specialist in a large organization. I coordinated the reintegration of over 400 staff as they transitioned back to work after illnesses, accidents, injuries, and long term disability leaves.
Expertise in assistive technologies and computer customizations
I recommend and offer coaching on assistive technologies — tools and techniques for people with sensory, motor, learning, neurological, and psychological disabilities. I have a special interest in speech recognition as a computer access method.
A vital aspect of my assistive technology support services is computer customization. Customization encompasses many techniques that change the behaviour or appearance of a computer. Customization enables an individual to access a computer more easily, efficiently, and safely — at work or at home.
Advising on accessibility
My associates and I advise organizations on making their products, web sites, software, and services accessible and usable. We specialize in helping Ontario organizations meet their AODA requirements.