Publication Date

July 2000


The paper focuses on opportunities for the integration of persons with different types of disabilities in the information technology (IT) labour market. Recent IT developments are identified and examined for their potentially harmful or beneficial effects on access to the IT labour market for persons with disabilities. The opportunities created by new job creation, new forms of training, teleworking, and the role of assistive technologies in facilitating workplace accommodations are briefly described. The focus is on new options for the design and implementation of computer-related assistive technologies in the workplace, and the impact of teleworking and the World Wide Web on employability and work-related training of persons with disabilities. The paper closes with a brief discussion of the roles that government agencies, business firms, labour unions, non-governmental organisations and education can play to help people with disabilities join the IT revolution and share its benefits.


Bruyere, S.M., Ruiz-Quintanilla, S.A., and Bonney, M. (2000). Implications of the Information Technology Revolution for People with Disabilities from a Labour Market and Training Perspective. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Employment and Disability Insitute.

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