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Technology Can Improve Productivity for Everyone
Voice-activated technology in the workplace is “a very big issue for major companies,” said Leslie Wilson, vice president of Disability:IN’s Inclusion Works, a network of disability rights advocates and businesses including Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Dell, 3M, Bank of America, and Comcast NBCUniversal.
When it comes to the general introduction of virtual assistants to the workplace, “I don’t see any downsides,” Wilson told Bloomberg Law. “I’m not being Pollyanna. All I see is optimism. The thing about technology is that when it works, it doesn’t leave anyone behind,” she said.
“On the one hand, “it’s a boon for workers with manual dexterity limitations,” Simon Dermer said. That is to say, voice commands at the office could significantly help workers who struggle with fine motor skills or have limited physical mobility.”
~ Simon Dermer, co-founder and managing director of eSSENTIAL Accessibility
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US institutional investors push companies to hire people with disabilities
US investors representing more than $1trn in assets, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, have called on companies to create “inclusive workplaces” that benefit from the skills people with disabilities, who remain underrepresented in the workforce. Signatories to the statement included New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, […]
Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring
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Chief Investment Officer: Institutional Investors Call for Workplace Disability Inclusion
Companies that embrace disability inclusion in the workplace benefit from increased innovation as well as profitability,” said Read in a statement. “We are asking the companies we invest in to adopt policies to improve the representation of people with disabilities in their workforce and continue to identify opportunities for improvement. Read the full article HERE.