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Disability and Adjustment

The following disability types and diagnosis are consistent with those represented in the majority of applications for workplace modification assessment through the Employment Assistance Fund.

Products and Suppliers

To search for products and suppliers of modifications in your local area visit the Independent Living Centres Australia website.

Cognition: managing problem solving, thinking, attention and memory at work

  • Cognitive and thinking skills
  • Original and creative thinking
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Attention, concentration and remembering work tasks
    • Workplace solutions and adjustments
  • Organising, planning and managing time
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Cognition: managing learning and applying understanding and comprehension in the workplace

  • Understand and follow instructions, learn and apply knowledge and skills
  • Develop work related skills
  • Understand verbal instructions
  • Active learning
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Understanding industry specific or technical information
  • Expressive language
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Social perceptiveness
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Cognition: managing literacy barriers at work

  • Literacy skills, reading and writing
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Physical: managing access to work and the office building

  • Travel to and from work
  • Driving for work
  • Accessing the building
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Physical: Work Health and Safety, and workplace ergonomics (design and function)

  • Workplace Ergonomics
  • The Office
  • Chairs
  • Footrests
  • Desks
  • Computers and accessories
  • Document holders
  • Other desk based equipment
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Related Links

Physical: managing restrictions in the upper and lower limbs at work

  • Upper limb use – barriers
  • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Reaching
  • Lower limb – barriers
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Walking
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Working while standing
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Climbing
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Related Links

Managing blindness or low vision at work

  • Managing blindness or low vision at work
  • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Managing Deafness or hearing loss at work

  • Managing Deafness and hearing loss at work
  • Auslan and the Deaf community
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
  • Profound hearing loss
  • Hard of hearing
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Managing mental health conditions at work

  • Managing mental health conditions at work
  • What to do if your colleague discloses a mental health condition?
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions for employers
  • Supporting a mentally healthy workplace
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions for employees
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

Managing Multiple Sclerosis at work

  • Symptoms
    • Workplace adjustments and solutions
      • Activities for daily living
      • Cognitive impairment
      • Fatigue or weakness
      • Fine motor impairment
      • Gross motor impairment
      • Heat sensitivity
      • Speech impairment
      • Vision impairment
  • Support Services
  • Related Links

References

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