Is there an ideal workplace?

Is there an ideal workplace?
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
This is something that has occupied my =
mind for=20
many years now and at the end of the day I would have to humbly submit =
that=20
indeed; there is no ideal workplace for the blind employee.  There =
is none=20
for the sighted employee so why should I expect that there would be one =
for the=20
blind worker?
 
If I were given a wish list as to what =
an almost=20
ideal workplace could be, then what would I wish for?  Well, here =
is my=20
wish list and let us see how I do.
Before I proffer my wishes, I’ll define =
what I=20
mean by the workplace.  I’ll say that it would include the facets =
and=20
dimensions of a physical layout plus a virtual environment so here =
goes.
 
With regard to the physical =
environment, I’d wish=20
for:
Elevators that are easy to find – =
buttons that=20
are easy to access, adequate lighting, buttons that light up, and a nice =
to have=20
would be a talking elevator.  In addition, elevator doors that are =
brightly=20
painted for easy identification. 
 
Work stations, offices, washrooms, =
conference=20
rooms, and cafeterias that are easy to locate and navigate. 
 
With regard to the virtual =
environment: =20
Intranets that are accessible and navigable for blind persons, =
documentation in=20
alternate formats, and access software that can interact efficiently =
with=20
mainstream software within the work environment. 
 
I shall add to this list that it is =
always=20
helpful whenever fellow employees, management, and supporting staff can =
be=20
sensitized to the requirements of their fellow blind colleague.  =
This can=20
certainly help to break down many of those artificial barriers.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan your free lance =
writer and=20
roving reporter wishing you a terrific day.
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@accessibleworld and=20
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