Friday, November 30, 2012

JAN's Accommodating Pharmacy Technicians with Motor Impairment(s)

A pharmacy technician is a person who assists a pharmacist with the practice of pharmacy. A pharmacy technician performs various functions, depending on how the pharmacy is organized. Possible job functions include taking prescriptions and entering them into a computer, selecting and counting medication, running a cash register, keeping track of and ordering supplies, and delivering medication. Pharmacy technicians with motor impairments may have difficulty performing one or more of these tasks.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Its development has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of ODEP, West Virginia University, and private industry throughout North America.

Make sure to read "JAN's Accommodating Pharmacy Technicians with Motor Impairment(s)" on the JAN website here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities Through Technology

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy will hold a live webcast called Accessibility and Emerging Technology – Keys to Improving the Employment of People with Disabilities on August 16, 2012 from 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Time. During this free event, panelists will discuss their views on the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies, cloud computing and mobile applications in the workplace. This event will be live audio-captioned and will feature a real-time Twitter feed with the hashtag #ATworks.

Learn more about this event here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Share your story with other pharmacists who have disabilities

If you're a pharmacist and you have a disability, you can share your story with others by joining the Society of Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities. Membership is complimentary and you can learn from others who have already started sharing their stories. You can read those stories here in the Forum Section.