How can technology improve the workplace for disabled people?

Held on Wednesday 12 December at 1pm, the free event at the #hellodigital digital technology centre within An Lochran, Inverness, will explore how technology and innovation can support disabled employees, and outline the tools and funding options available to employers. 

For those who can’t make it in person, the session will also be available to watch online both during and after the talk.

Liberty Bligh, Lead Community Partner for North and North East Scotland at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), will discuss how the UK Government’s Access to Work scheme has the potential to level the playing fields for disabled people through the use of equipment and assistive technology.

Liberty said: “Many employers don’t appreciate the sheer breadth of technological options open to them to make the workplace accessible for disabled employees. There’s also great funding schemes available for companies to acquire technology to make their office or premises inclusive for those with disabilities.

“As well as benefits for employers of a more diverse work force, assistive and digital technology is also helping disabled people realise their full potential in the work place.”

April Conroy, #HelloDigital’s Project Manager, said: “New ways of working, population demographics and the importance of equality and inclusivity are driving significant change in workplaces across the Highlands and Islands region and technology is set to play a pivotal role in revolutionising the way we work.”

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To book a place at the free event, register at www.bit.ly/HIEDWP

Further events in the series will be announced at www.hellodigital.scot