Visually impaired workplaces

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Everyone is different - these words apply particularly to the visually impaired.

There are many types of visual impairment. Regardless of the diagnosis, almost everyone experiences their visual impairment differently. There are many different effects on orientation and mobility. The working methods of the visually impaired and the limits of their work opportunities and their capabilities cannot be compared with one another.

The right tool means new life prospects and success in everyday life, school, studies and work.

For this reason, visually impaired people should never do without particularly good advice regarding the individual adjustment of the required aids.

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Photo: View over the shoulder of a man in front of a laptop on whose monitor the SuperNova magnification software is running

Magnification software

In order to be able to use a computer sensibly, many visually impaired people need special enlargement programs in order to display screen contents according to their requirements.

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Photo: VISULEX Maki camera with external control and a large monitor to which the image of a postage stamp is transmitted are on a desk

Document reading systems

Camera systems are always used when optical aids are no longer sufficient. The object to be viewed is projected onto a monitor via a camera, greatly enlarged.

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Photo: View of an office, a woman is sitting at a desk and working on the PC, next to her the Waldmann Lavigo desk lamp

Task lights

Eyesight and visual acuity are directly related to the light source used. In several studies with the visually impaired it was found that very good and correct lighting of the reading material leads to improved visual performance.

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Photo: View of a desk with a large font keyboard in front of a monitor with red glasses next to it

More auxiliary hardware

In addition to magnifying aids such as document reading cameras or optimal workplace lighting with floor lamps or table lamps, other aids are useful for easier data entry into the computer.

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Lectures on workplaces for the visually impaired

An elderly woman is sitting at a PC, several people can be seen on the screen in a video conference

During the digital SightCity 2021, we are offering you daily interesting lecture events as video conferences in German.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer lectures in English. If you want to take part in the German lectures, you will find an overview of all lectures in our event calendar.

Of course, our advisors are available to you via chat or by telephone on +49 2304 946 0.

Live Chat

Do you have any questions right away? One of our medical device consultants will be happy to answer your questions on the chat.

Just click on the icon and you are connected to our group of experts.

During the Online SightCity, an expert can always be reached via chat from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Beside these times and after the event, there may be longer response times.

Google Meet participation information
May 19-21, 2021

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Or by phone: (DE) +49 40 80 81 61 50 64 PIN: 222 358 494 #
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Questions outside of our service times

You can always send us your request to the address Within a working day or faster, you will receive an answer from us. Together with our specialists in the hotline, we solve small and big problems together with you. No matter what it is, each employee has a broad expertise, so normally all questions can be resolved directly.

Product experience and a high level of qualification are prerequisites for working in our efficient team. Our specialists are regularly and comprehensively introduced to the latest Papenmeier product information. Since our hotline is located in the Papenmeier headquarters in Schwerte, the specialists of the hotline are always up-to-date.

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