Assistive Technology and Ergonomic Support

Under a subcontract with Insignia Federal Group, New Editions supported the Technology & Accessible Resources Give Employment Today (TARGET) Center, which assists the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in addressing a wide spectrum of accessibility and accommodation interests for agencies and employees. Solutions provided included individual technology accommodations, ergonomic design and injury prevention, partnerships to improve disability diversity and inclusion, emergency preparedness, training and education, and the expansion of innovative practices to enhance the USDA employer of choice capability.

Under this contract, New Editions had the primary responsibility of providing assistive technology (AT) and ergonomic needs assessments. The goal of the TARGET Center’s Ergonomics Program is to support all USDA employees in their efforts to remain safe and comfortable at their workstations. Through consultations, education and product-related services, we helped protect our customers in the workplace. The USDA Ergonomics Program is unique in providing an overall preventive measurement by allowing employees the opportunity to have an ergonomic assessment, followed by the chance to sample various ergonomic equipment. This approach has provided immediate comfort for employees with obtaining chair fittings and sampling mice, keyboards and other ergonomic accessories.