You’ve asked your employer for a screen reader and engaged in the interactive process. Now, your screen reading program is here and ready to use! Be aware, the software does...Read More about Screen Reader Troubleshooting
Maybe your desk is in the middle of a new open-floor office space your employer decided to lease. Maybe your colleagues are a bit too talkative throughout the day, or...Read More about Accommodating Distracting Work Spaces
Serving on the motor team for 8 years, one issue that comes up time after time is emergency evacuation plans for an employee who uses a wheelchair. Whether it’s part...Read More about A Practical Approach to Emergency Evacuation for Wheelchair Users
We have all had moments of forgetfulness. Maybe you mixed up your Tuesdays and showed up to a medical appointment one week early; when you were a student, perhaps it...Read More about Memory Difficulties in the Workplace
The JAN staff respond to a broad range of inquiries related to disability employment issues, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and accommodation topics. In March, JAN published an Ask...Read More about Ask JAN! Issue Two
Here at JAN, many of our assistive technology (AT) related vision calls continue to revolve around computer access. One of our most commonly requested resources is external computer screen magnification....Read More about Choosing Among Options for Computer Users with Low Vision
Every sixty-six seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in this country. This was the jarring statistic a speaker shared with attendees at West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Inaugural...Read More about Reflections on the West Virginia University (WVU) Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) Inaugural Summit
An employee with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) experiences respiratory distress and headaches when exposed to certain fragrances. A coworker with generalized anxiety disorder uses essential oils to manage stress. How...Read More about What’s that Smell? Balancing Fragrance-Related Accommodation Needs with the Need to Use Essential Oils
My career spans more than 30 years in the field of disability and employment. As expected, many changes have occurred as we march toward that more inclusive workplace. Noticeably over...Read More about Disability in the Workplace - Old School, New School
Last month, three lucky members of the JAN staff had the opportunity to attend the 34th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in beautiful Anaheim, California. We packed our bags and headed...Read More about Palm Trees and AT: JAN Goes to CSUN
In the age of virtual assistants, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, we’ve become accustomed to the convenience of asking an artificial intelligence-powered device any question we can think of,...Read More about Ask JAN!
National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3-9, 2019. Sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the week aims to draw attention to information, resources, and organizations available to consumers...Read More about Consumer Beware! How to Avoid Work-at-Home Scams and Other Business Schemes
We are taught at an early age that nutrition is important. I remember being in elementary school and learning about the food pyramid and how different diets can affect our...Read More about Vitamin Deficiency – A Hidden Workplace Concern
Melanie Whetzel, Lead Consultant – Cognitive/Neurological Team Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace: A Handbook for Organizations and Clinicians By: Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. and Alan M. Langlieb, M.D. M.B.A...Read More about What are the JAN Consultants and Employment Specialists Reading?