Organizations that have employees who are not working due to accidental injury can benefit from VocaLinks Return to Work programs. Implementing a 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 Group 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; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). 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 for PC and Mac, Dragon Professional Individual, ZoomText, JAWS, WordQ, Kurzweil 3000, Read & Write.
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 or Group 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