Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions

Georgia Tech is developing two online tools to help employees with disabilities and their employers figure out what types of accommodations (e.g., assistive technologies, strategies, universal features) might help them perform their jobs. Work ACCESS is an easy-to-use workplace-accommodation assessment system. The website/mobile app collects information about personal, task, and environmental factors and determines potential solutions. The system's decision trees and algorithms are based on crowd sourcing, research on accommodation best practices, and the reported accommodation outcomes of system users. For detailed information about products, employees can turn to the Assistive Software Knowledgebase. This is a centralized resource for information about computer software/apps for people with disabilities. The site includes searchable information about features, usage tips, compatibility, and user experiences with a variety of software (e.g., screen readers or scheduling apps). While we are developing the tools, both will available for free, in exchange for feedback on how to improve them.
Project Name: 
Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Faculty Lead(s): 
Karen Milchus, Carolyn Phillips, and many others
Student Name(s): 
Janine Baltazar, Parinia K. Patel, Yoana Zaharieva
Main Contact: 
Karen Milchus,Carolyn Phillips
Lab Name: 
Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI)