An inclusive digital economy for people with disabilities

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10 Feb 2021

The digital revolution in the world of work impacts all. How does it impact people with disabilities? Which chances and potential barriers does digitalised work bring for disability inclusion? What are the actions to ensure nobody is left behind and the digital divide is closed? The report “An inclusive digital economy for people with disabilities”, developed by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network and Fundación ONCE in the framework of Disability Hub Europe, aims to answer those and other relevant questions.

The report was launched at the Zero Project Conference on 10 February 2021. Following the introduction by Manuela Tomei (ILO) and the presentation by Teresa Royo (KPMG), an expert panel – moderated by Fernando Riaño (ONCE Social Group) and consisting of Nazrene Mannie (Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN)), Catherine Naughton (European Disability Forum (EDF)) and Carlos de la Iglesia (Microsoft) – discussed the impact of the digitalisation of the world of work on people with disabilities and identified actions to shape the Future of Work in a disability-inclusive way. Michael Fembek (Zero Project) and Stefan Trömel (ILO) delivered closing remarks.