|Work is about finding a way to effectively
complete a task. It's not about what we can't do, what we look like,
whether we roll on wheels or walk on two legs.
Many new Assistive Technology (AT) devices were
developed to help people get work done by new means, such as by
dictating text to a voice recognition program, or by having
computer screens read aloud with a screen reader. Some people
with limited use of hands and arms may need an alternative mouse,
for example, a head-pointer or eye-gazer. Solutions
aren't always simple, but they work!
The important thing to concentrate on is what
we can do, as opposed to what we can't. Work is good for everyone
because it provides a connection to the community and an opportunity
to contribute, however great or small.
If you are a person with a disability who hasn't
found his/her talents yet, consult a job or vocational counselor.
Job counselors work in many settingsschools, government offices,
and community centers. Occupational therapists show you what tools
to use to accomplish tasks, often using assistive technology.