by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
Dear Readers: Scott Haynes at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA needs our help. If you have a hearing loss, please set aside about 15 minutes to take his workplace survey to help identify the needs of people with hearing loss. This survey primarily asks you questions about the accommodations you need when communicating in groups of various sizes in the workplace. Please go on-line and complete this survey ASAP as Scott needs this information soon.
Scott writes: “Our research center is currently investigating the accessibility of common workplace meetings for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The aim of Georgia Tech’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations (Work RERC) is to further the understanding of employment barriers faced by people with disabilities. Our goal is to facilitate equitable access to employment, enhanced employment outcomes, and increased participation in the workplace for people with disabilities.
In a study, recently completed by the Work RERC, a potential workplace barrier was identified for people with hearing loss. We need more information. We would like you to take a 15 minute survey that asks about how you share ideas and information with your co-workers in different group settings. The survey has been approved by Georgia Tech’s Institutional Review Board.”
You are eligible to take this survey if you are deaf or hard of hearing. Click here for more information and to take this survey.
To begin the survey scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Next” button. (You can click on the “Assent Form” link and fill it out and send it in if you so choose, but it is not required.)
If you have any questions, please email Scott Haynes.