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Unable to Work Alone

Many people with disabilities are unable to work alone. There may be various reasons for needing others to work closely within the workplace. Fear and anxiety can be issues, particularly if a night shift or the perception of an unsafe or threatening environment is involved. Safety precautions may be needed for employees such as immediate medical care in the event of a seizure. Other issues may involve individuals who need more supervision due to greater degrees of distraction, learning, or behavioral difficulties.


Alerting devices can be used to notify a person who is deaf or hard of hearing to sounds in the environment. An individual can be alerted to sounds like a telephone ringing, a doorbell or an emergency alarm through vibration or a light signal. A transmitter detects certain sounds and then sends a signal to a receiver that vibrates or blinks a light.