People with various limitations may have driving restrictions and need transportation assistance. Such assistance could include pairing the employee with a co-worker who can drive to meetings or events, transferring the employee to a position that does not require driving, adjusting the schedule so the employee can access public transportation, or helping to facilitate a carpool with co-workers for transportation to/from work. Some situations may be specific to the disability involved. For example, someone with epilepsy may need look at specific information about a state's regulations involving driving with epilepsy. This type of information can be found here: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/living/wellness/transportation/drivinglaws.cfm
Safe and hygenic storage containers for trash and miscellaneous refuse.
713. Treadmill / Pedal Workstations
These workstations and products allow people to exercise the lower body while working at a desk.
714. Truck Mounted Cranes
Truck mounted cranes are devices meant to do great deals of heavy lifting and are mounted to trucks to support this. They are often used in large construction projects.
715. TTY - Portable
Text-based communication devices.
716. TTY Software
Programs for text messaging on different machines and platforms to support hearing impaired individuals with communication.
717. TTYs (Text Telephones)
A TTY is a text telephone device that enables individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have a speech impairment to make and receive telephone calls. The device requires two TTY users to type messages back and forth to communicate instead of talking or listening. When messages are typed on the TTY keyboard, the information is displayed on the TTY display panel and transmitted through the phone line to a receiving TTY. Another term used for TTY is TDD. TTY is an abbreviation for the phrase "Tele-Typewriter" and TDD is an abbreviation for the phrase "Telecommunication Device for the Deaf."
The Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, free relay assistance service that enables TTY access in situations where someone who uses a TTY may be calling a voice phone or vice versa. Using a TTY, Voice Carry Over phone (VCO), voice phone or videophone, an individual dials the toll-free number to contact the TRS system which will connect the caller to a communications assistant (CA). In some states it is possible to dial 711 for direct access. The CA directs the call for the individual. When the individual at the recipient end of the call answers, the CA explains his or her role in the call and from that point forward will relay the communication between the two parties, exactly as stated by both parties either in text, voice, or ASL.
It may be helpful to contact the State Assistive Technology (AT) Project for assistance in selecting a TTY. State Assistive Technology Projects are funded under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-394). These projects can provide technical assistance on assistive technology, consultation, product demonstrations, equipment borrowing, and low-interest loans for individuals with disabilities.
719. Two Way Radio with Bone Conduction Headset
A two-way communicator with special technology that allows sound to enter through both the ear as audio and through the bones of the ear as vibrational force.
720. Two-Way Radio With Texting
Two-way radios are often used to communicate "in the field". When it is difficult to understand what is being said using a two-way radio, or when the worker has no hearing, it may be possible to use a two-way radio that has text-messaging capabilities. There are a limited number of dual function two-way systems. For more information, contact the companies listed here.