Taking Workplace Accommodations Mobile: The MAS App
When you run a small business, agility is the name of the game. Today's business leaders are dedicated, motivated and flexible. They are also reliant on mobile technology, which grants them anytime, anywhere access to the information they need to do business.
Thanks to a new mobile app, this kind of on-the-go access extends to workplace accommodations—modifications to work environments that help employees with disabilities perform certain tasks that are essential for them to do their job.
The Mobile Accommodation Solution (MAS) app is a first-of-its kind tool that helps employers and others manage workplace accommodation requests via their smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Using the free app, employers can track the status of accommodation requests; access fillable forms; and store, print and export records that can be imported into enterprise information systems. The app also connects users to emerging policies and best practices in the area of accommodations—all at their fingertips.
The MAS app is available in both the Apple App and Google Play stores. It was developed by West Virginia University's Center for Disability Inclusion in partnership with the ODEP-funded Job Accommodation Network and IBM. Funding for the app came from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
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