How to make your office space inclusive for disabled employees
Offices and workspaces can be made accessible for employees with disabilities or for a disabled person, who is working from home independently.
All it takes is a little consideration and adequate use of resources to create an inclusive workplace.
Just a few things need to be kept in mind to understand the requirements of an accessible work area.
First, analyze the extent of disability and the basic working needs of the person with the disability.
Find out the extent of customization needed to enable the disabled person to work comfortably and independently.
A certain area is required for wheelchair users to move around easily. Find that out before you plan the layout of furniture such as tables, chairs, and file cabinets.
The width of the doorways should be enough to enable easy movement of mobility devices through them.
Conference or meeting rooms should be designed to optimize use of sound.
Contrasting colors on walls and floors can help people with low vision to better understand the layout of the area.
Keeping wires hidden and out of the way is important.
Use of technology is a must in an inclusive office. This includes speech-to-text technology, screen readers, to name a few.
There are so many things that can be done to make an office accessible for disabled people. All it needs is some effort and planning.
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