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State of the Science Conference
September 15-16, 2005

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  1. Assessment Framework
  2. Types of Information Assessed
  3. Job Factors
  4. Usability Factors
  5. Mediating Factors
  6. Investigation
  7. Interpretation
  8. Intervention
  9. Next Steps
  10. Acknowledgements

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Assessment Framework

Graphic of the Assessment Framework chart used to categorize measures from each assessment tool. "Information Type" appears as the categories on the far left of the chart, reading down in a vertical fashion starting with Job Factors, then Personal Factors, Place Factors, Performance Factors and Mediating Factors. "Activity" appears across the top of the chart, reading across in horizontal fashion starting with Investigation, then Interpretation, and Intervention.

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Types of Information

Job Factors

  1. Functional
  2. Environmental
  3. Performance
Usability factors
  1. Person
  2. Place
  3. Performance
Mediating factors
  1. Individual Factors
  2. Employer/Organizational and Situational Factors
  3. External Factors

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Job Factors


Environmental Performance

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Usability Factors

Chart depicting a column for "person", one for "place", and one for "performance" which list the types of information that might be gathered in each area.

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Mediating Factors

Individual/Family/Caregiver Contributions:

Employer/Organizational and Situational External Contributions - extrinsic to and outside the control of the individual, practitioner or other members of the accommodations team

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Existing Conditions

Problems Judgments

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Prescriptive Requirements for Accommodations

or Performance Requirements for Accommodations

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Alternative Solutions

Trial Outcomes
  • Evaluation of alternative solutions for usability
  • Best Fit
  • Solution that is believed to meet the most salient needs and will produce the best rehabilitation outcomes

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    Next steps

    Develop a comprehensive assessment for remote use by rehab professionals
    Approach to comprehensive assessment

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    Work RERC

    Supported by grant #H133E020720
    from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR),
    U.S. Department of Education

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