By Donna J. Jodhan
This is a question that continues to follow us and I myself am not very sure
that I have a definitive answer for you. What I can tell you is this! If I
were to be given a choice, I would definitely vote to have a workplace that
is almost totally paperless. I do recognize that paper would probably never
die but a case of 90 percent versus 10 percent in favor of paperless would
make me happy.
There is definitely a continuing place and case to be made for having paper
remain in the workplace but with the present trend of rapidly evolving
technology where i devices and other types of mobile devices are now part of
our landscape and here to stay, the case for paperless is definitely much
stronger now than it was about a decade ago.
I do not believe that paper would ever completely die; so hang on to your
printers and paper. For blind persons, the ideal workplace may be one where
paperless reigns as king but for a blind person who enjoys working with
Braille or feels more comfortable having the dots at their fingertips so to
speak, then there is the case for having paper stick around. For the blind
person who still uses paper and stylus they can certainly function if there
is no electricity or if their system happens to be down but paperless would
not really be helpful in this circumstance.
Could paperless and paper co-exist in the workplace? Definitely so and for
a blind person this may be the ideal landscape. The best of both worlds so
to speak. In short, to have one’s cake and eat it too! Paperless to
communicate with the rest of the world and paper (communicating in Braille)
at their leisure with those who they desire to do so with.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan your free lance writer and roving reporter wishing you
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