An assessment determines what is needed to allow a person who is blind or visually impaired to perform a task or job function.

An assessment may be informal or formal. Either way, the result of the assessment is a list of recommendations for the products and services necessary to provide access that is limited due to blindness or visual impairment, or any other conditions that prevent the end user from performing a function.

Formal assessments are documented with results and recommendations. These reports are provided to the employer and/or agency requesting the assessment.

Purpose of the Assessment

The assessment will determine some or all of the following, as needed:

What we do

  1. Interview appropriate people to determine tasks that are required for the job or function that are difficult or impossible due to visual impairment.
  2. Determine assistive technology available to perform each task or function.
  3. Determine AT/software customization needed for the end-user to be able to perform the task.
  4. If the end-user is selected and available, determine AT/software training needed for the end-user to be able to perform the task.
  5. Provide assessment feedback.

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