Employment and Retention of Differently-abled People in the Workplace Through Assistive Technologies


  • Neha Kumari, Usha Lenka


Aim of this study is to find assistive technologies that make differently-abled people accessible in the workplace. To find how assistive technologies can increase the recruitment and retention of differently-abled people in the workplace. This study follows the PRISMA framework for paper selection, and forty-five documents are obtained between 1984 and 2022. Assistive technologies are found according to the disability type authors have divided disability into broadly four, namely visual, hearing, physical, and cognitive disability. Study further explains how assistive technologies can help differently-abled people to gain and retain employment. In this study, the organizations that provide assistive technology to the differently-abled are not subjected to any expert or exploratory analytical techniques. People who are differently-abled often lack both hard and soft skills, and their lack of formal training makes it challenging for them to effectively use assistive devices. This research will assist organizations and policy-making authorities in developing programmes for the education and training of differently-abled people so that they can effectively use the technologies available in the market to meet their needs.

Keywords: Assistive Technologies, Differently-abled people, Employment, Accessibility