Goodwill Industries will demonstrate local, regional and global leadership in providing life-enhancing services to people with barriers to employment.

The Vision

We improve the lives of people with disabilities or other disadvantages through employment, training, and job placement opportunities.

The Mission

Assistive
Technology

Special Events

They create or modify furniture to meet the needs of people, always based specifically on individual needs. They use computer enhancements, like larger screens or programs to help people who do not see or who do not see well. They help people use all kinds of alternative input devices for computer work. They customize software, assistive devices and equipment to help people continue working or return to work.

Some people, especially younger individuals, have never worked and do not know what kind of work they might want to do. Our experts help all these people find out what kind of work they can do and want to do.

They also make modifications to homes designed to help the person achieve greater independence by making the home more accessible. They’ve built home elevators, wheelchair lifts, bathroom modifications, automatic door openers, expanded doorways, adapted furniture, adapted doorknobs, alternative doorbells, lowered counters, specially designed bath areas, etc.

Our staff serves lawyers, college students, government employees, independent entrepreneurs, factory workers, and others.

This department designed and/or altered workspace equipment providing 195 services to 71 different individuals in 2014, removing what some consider physical barriers in the workplace.

Services Include

Goodwill provides the following services:

  • Computer Access Evaluations
  • Recommendation of Appropriate Equipment
  • Installation/Setup Equipment Training
  • Computer, hardware and software
  • Adaptations

Assistive Technology Devices include:

  • Head and Mouthstick Modifications
  • Head Operated Mouse Pointers
  • Mouth Operated Mouse Pointers
  • Alternative Keyboards and Switches
  • Voice Input
  • Computer Operated “Smart Home” X-10
  • Based Environmental Controls
  • Screen Magnification Software Speech and Braille Output Devices

To schedule an employee for services or to meet with our assistive technologist.

Please contact:

419-255-0070