NIDILRR Program Database Detailed Record.

Project Type/Research Category: Field Initiated Projects (FIPs).

Funding Priority: Employment Outcomes.
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Mobile Accommodation Tool: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

This project has completed its research activities and is now closed.  Check REHABDATA for documents.

West Virginia University Research Corporation.
International Center for Disability Information.
886 Chestnut Ridge Road.
Morgantown, WV 26506.

Principal Investigator: D.J. Hendricks, EdD.
Public Contact Phone: 304/293-7186, ext. 160.
Project Number: 90IF0097. About grant numbers.
Start Date: September 30, 2015.
Length: 36 months.
NIDILRR Officer: Hugh Berry, EdD.
NIDILRR Funding: FY 15 $199,897; FY 16 $199,737; FY 17 $199,942.
Abstract: The goal of this project is the successful development and deployment of a cloud-based Mobile Accommodation Tool (MAT) for use in the disability field to provide individualized accommodation support. The MAT supports the user by guiding and documenting the good faith efforts made during the interactive accommodation process. Intended users include employers, hiring managers, disability management staff, return-to-work specialists, rehabilitation professionals, and service providers as well as people with disabilities who are seeking work, candidates for employment, or current employees. The MAT contains a downloadable database for storing and exporting individualized accommodation case records, how-to resources for making an accommodation, forms for generating communication between the individual with a disability and the employer representative, and various other tools such as an accommodation checklist to manage the accommodation process. The MAT enables those responsible for accommodating applicants, candidates, and employees with disabilities and aims to demystify the process and minimize common mistakes made during the interactive process. This project is a partnership with the International Center for Disability Information at West Virginia University, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), and IBM.
Descriptors: Employment, Job accommodation, Mobile technology.

Documents in REHABDATA: There are no documents related to this project.