The disability employment gap – what’s digital got to do with it?
Research by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology highlights how technology can remove barriers to employment for disabled people, writes Geena Vabulas, Policy Manager for Assistive and Accessible Technology at Policy Connect. When you read, ‘technology for disabled people’, what springs to mind? Robotic arms? Stair-climbing wheelchairs? The reality of how technology is helping (and harming) disabled people in 2022 is far more widespread and powerful than these headline-grabbing examples – and this is particularly true when it comes to the workplace.