American Federation for the Blind Releases Workplace Technology Study

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has released the Workplace Technology Study, a culmination of  findings from 323 U.S. participants who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, focus groups.

In this study, employed participants shared their experiences with technology used for hiring and onboarding, required work-related training, and productivity; receipt of workplace accommodations; interactions with Information Technology (IT) staff; and experiences with telework. Self-employed participants also reported on the methods they use to access technology they needed for their work.

The Workplace Technology Study findings reveal actionable steps derived from the research that outline a path forward.  AFB wants to engage in dialogue about how individuals, organizations, and companies are using the results of the Workplace Technology Study. Use the hashtag #WTS to share your experiences and ideas.  If you would like to receive other information about research opportunities, reports, webinars, and other ways we are sharing our research, you can sign up here