One of the many issues that disabled people face is integration into the workplace. After all, day to day office life often requires employees to be able bodied to do their job properly. Some of the simplest and common devices in the work place environment will be a struggle for the lesser-abled to use. However, this is all beginning to change.
There are several exciting developments within the tech industry. This had led to the creation of workplace devices and apps that help disabled people reach their full potential. One of the most significant of these is new braille reader technology. It allows blind people in the workforce to use a computer much more effectively. The software goes in hand in hand with braille tech hardware to allow the user to read and type much more efficiently than with the more outdated models.
What this means is that employers will be able to see the skills and expertise of a disabled employee first and their physical restrictions second. Those with the talent to work in a highly lucrative industry will no longer be held back by their disabilities. Instead their work environment will integrate their physical restrictions.
This can also be seen in the growing number of offices that are building ramps for those who require a wheelchair. It has been estimated that in over half of all cases there is no additional costs to modifying a workplace in order facilitate a disabled worker. Those higher up in the hierarchy of a company have recognized how a diverse work force is a valuable one. Being able to hire anyone regardless of their physical mobility means that the company can have the very best skilled staff possible. This is one of the mean reasons for these developments as humans are a company’s most valuable asset.