Word prediction software displays a list of words that typically follow the word just entered. Word completion software displays sample words after someone starts typing part of a word. Macro software allows users to complete several steps of a task in a few programmed keystrokes. Many software programs contain all of these options.
792. Word Processing Devices
Compact devices for note taking and document creation.
793. Word Processing Software
People with reading limitations may have difficulty transferring information from one medium to another. Problems can occur when hand-copying written information from another source, when reading charts or lists, or when taking notes on information that is provided verbally. Using a word processor may help organize ideas, use correct spelling or grammar, compare lists, create documents, make signs, or otherwise communicate through written words.
794. Work Platforms
Work platforms are adjustable height workstations that can be adjusted to optimum heights or fixed height platforms used to raise workers to the working level. Some platfoms provide access for wheelchair uses where the use of ramps is not possible.
795. Workflow Management Software
796. Workplace Mental Health Awareness Training
797. Workplace Safety
Universal precautions should be taken to ensure safety in the workplace (Keep aisles clear of clutter, Provide a quick, unobstructed exit, Post clearly marked directions for exits, fire doors, etc.
798. Worksite Redesign / Modified Workspace
Redesigning a worksite as an accommodation can include moving a workstation closer to a break room, restroom, office equipment, or employee parking lot; duplicating work materials in a workspace; teleconferencing into meetings; having others report to the employee physically; or communicating in an alternative way (instant messaging, pager, texting, or telephone).
Modifying a workspace for an employee who experiences limitations in concentration can help limit or even eliminate both auditory and visual distractions. These modifications can include relocating employees to private area away from high traffic areas, reducing clutter in the employee’s work environment, redesigning an employee’s workspace to minimize visual distractions, and providing higher cubicle walls and/or cubicle doors.
799. Workstation Space Heaters
800. Writing Aids
Writing aids are products designed to help individuals with limited hand strengths perform writing tasks. Writing aids can transfer the fine motor pinch grip, usually used to write, to gross motor arm movements. A low tech solution is to push a pencil though a Styrofoam ball and use gross motor movements to write. Individuals with cumulative trauma disorders to the upper extremities or individuals with other impairments such as arthritis or quadriplegia benefit from these aids. Writing aids are specially designed pens, pencils, and other products that aid individuals who find it difficult to write neatly. Items include ergonomic pens and pencils, grips, and wooden or plastic slopes