(Time Sensitive) I work in a factory, and sometimes go nonverbal or semiverbal. Most of the time, it's not an issue since I work alone. But sometimes I need to ask specific questions or ask for things. My handwriting sucks and I'm afraid to get fired especially with an inspection this month that I need to speak for. I'm self-dx, so I don't feel like I can go to HR. Any tips? Thanks for all you do!
As an excuse for not speaking, you can say that you have a sore throat or are losing your voice. If you have a friend with nice handwriting you could ask them to write some quick explanations for this on index cards, such as “I’m not feeling well and can’t speak right now. Is it okay if I type on my phone for this conversation?”
Assuming you’re able to type on your phone once this has been explained, you can then use the notes app to type your side of the conversation.
Follower, any other ideas?