Jack Gilson-Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation
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Jack Gilson – Assistive Work Technology Supervisor at The Georgia Department of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Jack Gilson, Supervisor Assistive Work Technology GA Department of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program, shares with OK Radio how VR services help to enable people with disabilities to reach their potential. What are the Benefits to employers utilizing workers with disabilities and how can even simple workplace adaptations foster success?
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:38 — Role of Rehabilitation Program and potential of VR clients
2:41 — Benefits to employers utilizing workers with disabilities
4:10 — Examples of workplace modifications and adaptive technologies
7:26 — Success story on VR client and workplace accommodation
8:33 — Case studies on companies using assistive technology
10:35 — How can organizations get started
12:50 — The sharing VR program practices between GA and other states
14:51 — OK If? What does Jack think is the most important invention in history…
Jack Gilson is the Assistive Work Technology Supervisor for the Georgia Department of Labor/Rehabilitation Services for Regions 3A and 3B (Metro Atlanta). He supervises eight AWT staff positions, including Rehabilitation Technologists, Rehabilitation Technicians, Occupational Therapists, and Rehabilitation Engineers.
Assistive Work Technologies Supervisor
Prior to coming to the Georgia VR Program in 1988, Jack worked for 12 years in the private sector, with companies that developed special technology for people who are blind and visually impaired.
He is originally from Ohio, and earned BA and MA degrees from Ohio University. In his spare time, Jack serves as a councilman for the small town of Woolsey, Georgia, runs marathons, and goes scuba diving with people who travel in wheelchairs.