State of the Science Conference

Workplace Accommodations:
State of the Science Conference
September 15-16, 2005
Georgia Tech. Conference Center, Technology Square
Atlanta, GA

This conference established a national dialogue on the current state and future directions of workplace accommodations. The conference was attended by over 110 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, product designers, employers and employees with disabilities who were interested in improving access to the workplace for people with disabilities. The conference format included plenary sessions, paper presentations in breakout sessions, and extensive opportunity for networking and discussion. The conference program featured thirty-three presentations from experts representing NIDRR research and training projects (i.e., RERCs, RRTCs, DBTACs), vocational rehabilitation, national and state organizations, and industry.

A goal of the conference was to develop an agenda for future directions in research, service delivery, and product development based on user needs for workplace accommodations. This information will be posted to this site in the upcoming months.

Handouts and copies of presentations from these sessions have been uploaded for most of these sessions, and their links are on the abstract pages for each session.

Plenary Sessions

Track I - Evidence Based Practice

Track II - AT to Universal Design

Track III - UD & Information Tech.

Track IV - Safety in the Workplace

Track V - Aging Workers

Track VI Telework

Track VII - Service Delivery

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