Enabling an accessible digital work environment – European Disability Forum

Enabling an accessible digital work environment

11.10.2023

EDF

  • Accessibility,
  • Education

Why is it so important to create an inclusive digital work environment for workers with disabilities? Why should we promote basic digital skills for all? How do digital changes in our economy and society impact persons with disabilities? These are some of the many questions participants from the European Accessibility Summit reflected on during the panel “Enabling an accessible digital work environment”.

Acquiring and developing digital skills

The moderator of the panel, Nadia Hadad, Executive Committee member of the European Disability Forum (EDF), highlighted how persons with disabilities can benefit significantly from learning digital skills, both for improving job prospects and opening up opportunities for social inclusion. She added that:

Persons with disabilities experience many challenges to digital inclusion and still face barriers in their everyday lives such as lack of opportunity to acquire basic digital skills, lack of motivation to engage with technology and lack of employment opportunities. 2023 is the European Year of Skills and is an opportunity to support the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market and society.

Daphne Nathalie Ahrendt, Senior Research Manager, [...]

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