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  1. VCU-RRTC Webcast

  2. Telecommuting and People with Disabilities Debra Ruh, President TecAccess

  3. Debra Ruh, President TecAccess

  4. TecAccess • Dynamic software development company specializing in EIT Accessibility and Section 508 compliance solutions

  5. TecAccess • 78% of TecAccess staff are persons with disabilities • Capable of realistically evaluating compliance technology

  6. Accessibility Solutions • Section 508 Compliance Assessment Planning • Accessibility Testing • Training

  7. Accessibility Solutions • Engineering and Reengineering Services • Policy and Legal Review • Assistive Technology and Access Interfaces

  8. Who Are We?

  9. Why Telework? • Accessibility Issues • Transportation • Physical limitations • Health Limitations

  10. Pros with TeleWork? • Expand candidate pool • Reduce Accessibility Issues • Transportation • Physical limitations • Health limitations

  11. Pros withTeleWork? • Requires only one set of AT Tools and PC

  12. Cons withTeleWork? • Self Directed • Loneliness

  13. Cons withTeleWork? • Communication Issues • Not feeling part of the team

  14. How did we overcome issueswith Telework? • Communication • Project Management

  15. How did we overcome issueswith Telework? • Teamwork • Understanding that not every personality fits the TeleWork profile

  16. TeleWorkResources • Telecommutemagazine.com • Att.com/telework • Gilgordon.com • Tca.org.uk

  17. Questions? Druh@tecaccess.net www.tecaccess.net (804) 749-8646