Remote Workplace Assessments

Project Team

Project Director: Jon Sanford, MArch

Summary / Outcome Goals

Despite the proven benefits of accommodations, it is frequently difficult for individuals to receive a thorough workplace accommodation assessment due, in part, to limited availability of rehabilitation professionals across the country, particularly in rural areas, to perform the assessments. This project will explore the use of teleconferencing technology to expand the geographical coverage for assessment services. The primary goal of this project is to develop a remote protocol that can be used to perform assessments.

Progress to Date

Key Findings

Work in Progress

Selected Publications / Presentations

  • Sanford, J., Swartz, T., Brienza, D., Lim, S., and Porach, E. (2010). Assessing the Workplace Remotely: Is it Possible?, in International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence. Newcastle UK.
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. A. (February 2008). From a Distance: Remote Workplace Accommodation Assessments. International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Bruce, C. and J. A. Sanford (2006). "Development of an evidence-based conceptual framework for workplace assessment." WORK 27(4): 381-390.
  • Sanford, J. and Bruce, C. (2006, June 6). The Physical Environment as an Independent Measure: A Framework for Understanding the Role of Environmental Attributes in Activity and Performance Outcomes. Paper presented at the 12th Annual North American Collaborating Center on ICF, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Bruce, C and Sanford, J. (2006). Assessing Assessments: Selecting Appropriate Home Assessments for Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care, 8, 2: 77.
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. (2006, April 30). Evidence-Based Assessment for Workplace Accommodations. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. (2006, March 24). Workplace Accommodations: A Remote Possibility? CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities 2006 Conference.
       C. Bruce's CSUN 2006 Slides 1-10
       C. Bruce's CSUN 2006 Slides 11-20
       C. Bruce's CSUN 2006 Slides 21-28
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. (2006, February 18). Foundations of Assessment. National Council of Rehabilitation Educators Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. (2006, February 3). Assessing the Assessments. International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Sanford, J. A., Jones, M. L., Daviou, P., Grogg, K., & Butterfield, T. (2004). Using Telerehabilitation to identify home modification needs. Assistive Technology, 16(1), 43-53.
  • Bruce, C. and Sanford, J. (2005, September 16). "Development of a Remote Workplace Assessment." Paper presented at the Workplace Accommodations RERC State of the Science Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sanford, J. (2004, June 2). "Development and Testing of a Universal Design Assessment Protocol." Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Design Research Assoc., Albuquerque, NM.
  • Sanford, J. A., & Hoenig, H. (2004, April 15). "Virtual Therapy: Using Televideo to Promote Aging in Place." Paper presented at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.