Going Mainstream: New Technologies for People With Disabilities in the Workplace

Assistive technologies for people with disabilities are proving to be advantageous for all employees. The newest technologies embracing features like artificial intelligence and robotics offer remarkable accessibility.
-By Jeremiah Prince

Many employable people with disabilities have one major goal: Get hired and be as productive as possible. This goal sounds just like the goal of people without disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities continues to slowly decline, though it still remains twice that for people without disabilities. Technology is playing a large role in making the workplace accessible for people with disabilities and in doing so, is enabling increased productivity among all employees.

New technologies make it possible for people with issues like low vision, speech and communication challenges, mobility difficulties, hearing loss, and cognitive challenges to become high performers. Each year, innovative new ...

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