A mainframe programmer at a national Fortune 100 insurance company.
After earning her Master’s degree in math, Jacqueline’s extremely limited mobility presented some workplace challenges, but the out-of-the-box thinkers at the Kornreich Technology Center at The Viscardi Center used their expert knowledge to overcome them and provide her with the long-term, customized assistive technology solutions she needed to perform her tasks as a mainframe programmer at a national Fortune 100 insurance company.
The Kornreich team worked collaboratively with Jacqueline on- and off-site to find and fine-tune the devices that best met her needs. These included an on-screen keyboard to allow her to type via a mouse design that fit her grasp, as well has her size, material and weight needs, and a phone communication system with a lift mechanism to answer it and a wireless headset.
They also rearranged Jacqueline’s cubicle to allow greater access to maneuver her wheelchair and reconfigured the desk, raised the monitor and set up a stand to hold literature to maximize her work area and increase her productivity. Unhindered by her physical limitations, Jacqueline is now almost entirely independent in her work.
“They understand that no two people are alike and thought out every possibility in detail so that now I have technology solutions that will serve me well for a long time,” shared Jacqueline. “The Kornreich Technology Center is an invaluable resource for which I am so thankful. Their competence and service is surpassed only by their genuine enthusiasm and compassion, and I am happy to say that the lasting friendships I have developed with the people at Kornreich extend far beyond my assistive technology needs.”
Learn more about the Kornreich Technology Center, a hands-on laboratory where education, evaluation and training services are offered to children and adults with disabilities and others who require assistive devices for work or home.