State of the Science Conference - Conference Schedule
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2005
8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Welcome & Plenary Sessions
Karen Milchus, Work RERC, Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA), Georgia Tech.
- Accommodation Benefits
Burton Blatt Institute; Law, Health Policy & Disability Center; and Syracuse University
- From AT to UD and Back Again
Work RERC, CATEA, Georgia Tech.
- Information Technology Accessibility: Implications for Employment of People with Disabilities
Susanne M. Bruyere
Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University
- Morning Break
- Safety In An Aging Population Looked At As A Group Issue By The Employer and as an Individual Issue by The "Disability" Professional
David M Goldojarb
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc.
- Managing the Health and Productivity Connection: The Politics of Incapacity
12:00-1:15 Lunch & Keynote
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Understanding the Legal and Policy Framework Behind Reasonable Accommodations
Sharon Rennert, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Break Out Sessions (4 Tracks)
Track I - Evidence Based Practice
- An Employment Snapshot of People with Disabilities in California
Patricia Yeager; California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
- The ATOMS Project - AT Outcomes from the Vocational Model
Todd Schwanke; Univ. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Workplace Accommodations Outcomes
Sarah Endicott; Work RERC, CATEA, Georgia Tech.
- Workplace Personal Assistance Services
Susan Stoddard; RRTC on Personal Assistance Services, InfoUse
Track II - AT to Universal Design
- Berkeley & Chicago: Case Studies of Universally Designed Workplaces
Valerie Fletcher; Adaptive Environments
- Pilot Study on Reach and Grocery Retail Workstations
David Ringholz and R.L. Grubbs
Work RERC, College of Architecture & CATEA, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Considering AT Solutions for Workers with Learning Disabilities
Kristi Voelkerding; Easter Seals Massachusetts
- Improving Workplace Access and Accommodation for Chemically Sensitive Employees
Mary Lamielle; National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
Track III - UD & Information Tech.
- Assessment of Workplace Product Accessibility
Brad Fain; ITTATC, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Universal Design in Telecommunications: Putting Practice into Policy
Kelly Schaefer, Adele Crudden; RRTC on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi State Univ.
- The AudioMorph - Automated Auditory Interface Adaptation
Melody Moore & Dan Ratanasit; Work RERC, Georgia State University
- Speech Recognition for Job Accommodation: Is it Ready for Prime Time?
Paul Schwartz; Univ. of Wisconsin – Stout
Track IV - Safety in the Workplace
- A Prophylactic Approach to Workforce Evolution
Frank Lepore & Katy Chaffee; Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation
- Accommodation & Real Risks: Integrating Productivity, Safety and Quality in the Workplace
Deborah Kearney; Job Smart Systems
- Safety Regulations: Barriers to Employment in a Manufacturing Environment
Scott Haynes; Work RERC, CATEA, Georgia Tech.
- Including Employees with Disabilities in Emergency Evacuation Plans
Beth Loy & Anne Hirsh; Job Accommodation Network
5:15-5:45 Breakout Group Reports
6:00-7:30 Reception at Georgia Tech. Hotel - Sponsored by NISH
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005
8:00-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:45 Consumer Panel
Break Out Sessions (3 Tracks)
11:30-1:30 Lunch & Workgroups
Track V - Aging Workers
- Disability, Age And Accommodation: Old Isn't What It Used To Be
Janet D. Fiore; The Sierra Group, Inc.
- Supporting the Older Workers at Work: A Conceptual Framework
E. Kent Gillin; Univ. of Western Ontario
- Ageing and the Accommodating Workplace: A Survey of Employer Practice
Lynzee Head; Work RERC, GCATT, Georgia Tech.
- Workplace Accommodation Use by Aging Workers
Mike Williams; Work RERC, CATEA, Georgia Tech.
Track VI – Telework
- Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation: A Framework for Decision-Making
Shelley Kaplan; Southeast DBTAC, Georgia Tech.
- Virtual Exclusion and Telework: The Double-Edged Sword of Technocentric Workplace Accommodation Policy
Paul Baker & Andrew Ward; Work RERC, GCATT, Georgia Tech.
- Remote Possibilities for Workplace Access
Michael Dziak; Inteleworks
- Home-Based Telework: Past, Present and Future
Richard Salnick & Roseanna Runsa, Expediter Corporation; Amy Nicole Dye, RRTC on Workplace Supports & Job Retention
Track VII - Service Delivery
- Early Deployment of Reasonable Accommodations for State Government Workers
Andy Winnegar; NM Technology Assistance Program
- Putting the Pieces Together: Job Accommodations and Employers
Michael Papp; Alabama Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
- Assessing Workplace Assessments
Carrie Bruce & Jon Sanford; Work RERC, CATEA, Georgia Tech.
- Remote Accessibility Assessment of Built Environment for Individuals Who Use Wheeled Mobility Device
David Brienza; RERC on Telerehab., Univ. of Pittsburgh