A Personal Perspective on Assistive Technology
Assistive technology has given people with disabilities the opportunity to excel in the workplace alongside their able-bodied counterparts. Gone are the days where employers had the perception that workers with disabilities couldn’t keep up with the work flow. Whether it be a screen reader for the blind, magnified screens for the visually impaired, or a hands-free mouse for individuals living with ALS, there are assistive technologies for people with various types of conditions and ability levels and they’re making the workforce more accessible than ever before. I know this from first-hand experience.