ICT Strategy, Disabled People and Employment in the UK

Meager N, Wilson S, Hill D | Working Paper WP14 | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2007

This paper focuses on the application of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in helping disabled people enter and remain in employment in the UK, and in particular on the nature and extent of any national ICT and/or disability strategies in this area.

It is prepared as the UK component of the first stage of an internationally comparative project (covering, in addition to the UK, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands).

The paper is based on a review of the limited academic literature and relevant policy documents available in this area, together with semi-structured expert interviews with a small number of key informants in the ICT field, in disability organisations and government.