Fact Sheet: Augmenting Workplace PAS Through the Use of Assistive Technology Vol. 4
by Ed Turner
Using AT and WPAS in the Workplace
Many employees with significant disabilities know the importance of balancing AssistiveTechnology (AT) and WPAS when needed as an employment accommodation. Unfortu-nately, employees who need both accommodations are fearful that potential employerswill consider the request for both accommodations unreasonable. Employers who do notfully understand the need for these employees to have both accommodations wouldprobably agree. It is important for the employee to explain why both supports are neededto maximize their efficiency. In order to justify the need for both accommodations, theemployee should become very knowledgeable about workplace AT and workplace PAS.