CHAT – AT supporting Remote and On-Site Employment Opportunities
Thank you to everyone who joined the FreedomTech CHAT in partnership with Employers for Change where we discussed the role Accessible and Assistive Technologies play in supporting people with disabilities to work remotely and on-site.
When: Thursday, 2nd December 2021 at 3 pm
This CHAT was co-hosted with Christabelle Feeney, Director for Employers for Change and the Open Doors Initiative. CHAT is sponsored by Sight and Sound Technologies
The event kicked off with Christabelle from Employers for Change sharing the open doors report on Remote work https://www.
This was followed by Laura Dempsey and Cillian Keating sharing how AT supports the practicalities of remote and on-site working, chaired by Gearóid Kearney – Myaccesshub.io
Christabelle then chaired a session with employers and support services on – How well is Assistive Technology understood as a reasonable accommodation by employers and supported through workplace assessments? She chatted with Alan Wright, Accessibility Lead Bank of Ireland, Sean Brady – Cloud Assist, Ann O’Connor – UL and Kathleen Lucey – Dell.
Some of the links shared during this session included;
- Accommodation Passport at Bank of Ireland contact Alan.Wright@boi.ie
The CHAT continued with Ger Craddock, CEUD and Allen Dunne DFI sharing their thoughts on how national policy impacts the infrastructure of Assistive Technology supports in the workplace?
The shoutouts for the event included;
Barry Walsh – ASiAM
- The Same Chance Toolkit https://www.irishjobs.ie/recruiters/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/The-Same-Chance-Toolkit-a-step-by-step-guide-to-becoming-an-autism-friendly-employer-IrishJobs-AsIAm-27112021-FINAL.pdf
- AsIAm is also surveying employers or representatives on their attitudes towards hiring autistic people. If you could fill it out, we’d apricate it https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Katie Noonan – UCD Connect
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