How are digital technologies revolutionizing the workplace for people with disabilities?

The advent of the digital revolution has profoundly transformed the professional landscape, opening up new perspectives and challenges for all workers. However, the impact of this revolution on people with disabilities is often poorly understood. In an increasingly connected world, how are digital advances redefining the workplace for these people?

HR Strategy

Digital technology & people with disabilities

Project Manager LAB SQORUS

A disability is any limitation of activity or restriction of participation in society experienced by a person in his or her environment due to a substantial, lasting or permanent impairment of one or more physical, sensory, mental, cognitive or psychological functions, a multiple handicap or a disabling health condition.” . Law of February 11, 2015, Article 14.

The digital age means better integration & inclusion

The digital era, with the integration of information technologies, has transformed the way organizations operate internally. Indeed, they have enabled better integration and inclusion of profiles in the company.

Key figures

Disability affects 12 million people in France.

According to INSEE, 24% of the working population is considered to be disabled.

38 billion euros: this is the amount the Autonomy branch will devote to supporting theautonomy of elderly and disabled people in 2023.

We’re seeing greater inclusion of people with disabilities.

Software, voice recognition technologies, screen readers and other assistance devices and managerial innovations such as remote working have enabled people with motor, visual or hearing impairments to access information, communicate effectively and carry out their tasks independently.

Technological innovations have made remote working possible, enabling employees to work in more accessible conditions, in the comfort of their own homes. Limiting constraints linked to workspaces and other physical constraints. Information and communication technologies have revolutionized access to training, offering a variety of learning formats (transcription, interactive modules, subtitling). This ensures a degree of fairness between employees.

Improving collaborative working through new digital methods

The emergence of numerous collaborative platforms offering new ways of working, prompted by the health crisis, has resulted in an improvement in collaborative working. By eliminating physical barriers, messaging and chat systems have made it easier for deaf people to communicate. Internally, organizations have taken care to adapt physical working conditions by investing in equipment, thus offering more ergonomic workstations and voice-controlled devices and specialized keyboards to enable people with reduced mobility to work comfortably.

AI is behind the development of assistive technologies, such as communication aids. By understanding user needs and adapting tools. New regulatory standards have prompted companies to review their inclusion policies. AI facilitates the recruitment process for people with disabilities, ensuring a better match between companies and candidate profiles.

Indeed, the rise of new technologies has led to the development of digital accessibility standards and regulations, requiring organizations to ensure that their digital content and platforms are accessible to all, including people with disabilities.


Conclusion on how digital technology is revolutionizing the workplace for people with disabilities

Through the optimization of communication technologies, digital technology has played a key role in encouraging and supporting initiatives related to diversity and inclusion. By raising awareness via social media, reducing prejudice and promoting an inclusive corporate culture.

At SQORUS, we put CSR issues at the heart of our concerns, working on issues such as profile diversity, inclusion diversity, fulfillment at work, etc. If you’re passionate about CSR and Innovation and would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us. contact us to discuss your requirements with our experts.

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