Accessible tech within supported employment model to drive inclusive recruitment
The disability employment gap is widening compared to previous years. At the same time, the UK is facing a labour crisis.
Assistive and accessible technology can transform the lives and careers of millions of disabled people and help tackle the UK’s labour challenge by unlocking disabled talent. However, many still lack the awareness and support to use this technology.
Policy Manager for Assistive and Accessible Technology, and the ATech Policy Lab, Shamima Akhtar, lays out the benefits of tech within supported employment and how supported employment can benefit workforces, alongside Laura Davis, Chief Executive of BASE.
"By joining the dots between Supported Employment, accessible technology and a well-developed workforce, we can make a real difference in the lives of disabled people, their families and employers. This is more than getting people jobs — it is supporting people into careers where they will flourish."
Policy Connect, through The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology, is currently running an inquiry into the use of technology in Supported Employment which is supported by BASE.
This article is part of the Digital Transformation campaign with Mediaplanet.