VocaLinks Workplace Accommodation and Assistive Technology
Staff absence, especially long term absence due to job related injury can have a major impact on both the employer as well as the employee. Implementing a VocaLinks custom technology and training solution for your employees will help them get back to work faster which is proven to increase confidence and assist in the healing process, while minimizing claim costs.
Software such as Dragon Professional Individual or Dragon Professional Group (coming soon) gives people the ability to work on a computer using their voice to type and perform mouse clicks, resulting in hands-free use and increased efficiency. Dragon is beneficial for individuals with injuries such as; Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and amputees. For more information about Dragon for Return to Work, see Dragon Solutions: From RSI to ROI.
Some individuals require accommodation in order to complete their daily tasks on the computer efficiently and effectively. VocaLinks Accommodation Solutions are composed of Assistive Technology software and hardware that give people the means to be productive and confident workers. Whether managing an injury, a learning disability or vision impairment, we can assess each individual’s needs and recommend a program to support them in the workplace.
Technology examples are: ClaroRead, Dragon Professional Individual, ZoomText and WordQ. To learn more about Assistive Technology VocaLinks Assistive Technology Software and Benefits.
VocaLinks Accommodation Solutions can also assist organizations in being compliant with AODA legislation as well as offer robust website accessibility support for your customers and clients with products such as BrowseAloud, a website plug-in that adds speech and reading support to online content.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour recommends implementing prevention practices for Ontario businesses in order to minimize injury for employees. Workplace pains and strains can be prevented by using Dragon Professional Individual for everyone using a computer. Being able to use your voice to type and click the mouse is a simple and easy way to keep everyone healthy and productive. There are many positive outcomes to implementing a prevention program, two examples are:
- Healthy workers, who are free from discomfort, are more efficient
- Reduced WSIB lost-time injury claims and the associated direct and indirect costs
For more information about the positive outcomes to a prevention program, visit:
Ontario Ministry of Labour: Workplace Pains & Strains Prevention
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