4 tech innovations that support people with disabilities working from home

SourceWorld Economic Forum
SectorTechnology
CountryMiddle east

Remote working is proving tough for the 1.3 billion people who live with some form of disability. Popular apps being used to stay connected through the pandemic can exclude people with disabilities. Valuable 500, a community of global CEOs, is encouraging the development of digital technologies to help close the disability inclusion gap. Here are some of the tech innovations addressing that gap. For the 1.3 billion people across the world who live with some form of disability, remote working can be particularly tough. But technology is helping to overcome the barriers that risk excluding some people from the pandemic-era world of work. We face a global disability inclusion crisis, according to the World Economic Forum’s Valuable 500 initiative, a community of global CEOs from major businesses committed to increasing inclusion for the 17% of the world population that lives with some form of disability. Launched in 2019, the Valuable 500 includes over 400 businesses with close to 15 million employees in 35 countries and over $5.4 trillion in revenue. Disability and poverty have a strong link. Image: World Bank “There is an inequality crisis ...read more...