Re: Compatibility with Medical Charting Software

Justin Williams

Yes.  That would be my first go to.  If this is a school project, make sure your school is involved with the jaunt to the state rehab agency. 




From: [] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Compatibility with Medical Charting Software


I sure would not recommend going to the employer as a first measure.

The rehab agency has a responsibility to do what it takes to get people employed, and the state agency should pay for any scripting that will provide accessibility.

And if the state agency does not think that they should do that, I would go to a Client Assistance Program, which is the go-between for clients and the state agency.  If a state does not have a CAP program, then there should be a state ombudsman to contact.

But if the job would get someone off of SSDI, then they should be motivated to assist any way they can.



Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019 11:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Compatibility with Medical Charting Software




So basically, what they, and other companies like them, are saying is: Tough cookies to you. We don’t care what the ADA says. Please forgive the pessimism.



From: Richard Turner

Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 10:08 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Compatibility with Medical Charting Software



I have never been in a situation to personally have to enter anything in hospital charts.

I work at a rehabilitation agency, yes, but my job is dealing with adaptive devices outside of computers.

I work with the people that get to deal with hospitals when these situations come up.

Like Vicki said, it is really hard to get them to budge if it isn't a permanent job, and even then, it is extremely costly if it can be done.

First step is to talk with the I.T. folks or at least, their HR department, since this is an accommodation issue.



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On Jun 21, 2019, at 6:43 AM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

I ran into this problem when doing my hospital internship. I was working with three different hospitals and none of them were willing to share with a third party. I was told that if it was a permanent work situation, maybe, but not for an internship.


The only solution I had was to get a reader who they approved, someone in the same program I was in, and have her enter into the charts whatever I told her. Not the ideal solution as her mistakes, if any, became my mistakes, but it was all I could do.




----- Original Message -----

Sent: Friday, June 21, 2019 6:21 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Compatibility with Medical Charting Software


Hello JAWS Users,


I am a totally blind JAWS user. I will be starting a hospital residency in August. A requirement of this residency is to write charting notes in the hospital’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR), through the hospital’s secure IntraNet. The charting software used by this hospital is Cerner/PowerChart. Does anybody know about the compatibility of this software with JAWS 18?


Thank you,


Kelsi Watters

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