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What IT Leaders Need to Know About New Rules and Opportunities When Hiring People With Disabilities

Published: 10 March 2014

ID: G00262238

Analyst(s): Andrew Johnson

Summary

On 24 March 2014, changes to the U.S. Rehabilitation Act Section 503 rules become effective to encourage employers to hire people with disabilities. Low-cost IT solutions abound to increase accessibility to a wide variety of jobs for these new hires; some solutions will benefit all employees.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • New U.S. government rules will require IT leaders to consider how IT infrastructure can help promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities
  • Application and Web development staffs need to review how mobile and desktop applications can be optimized for accessibility to open positions to disabled candidates
  • New assistive technology products and services will allow IT managers to deliver more-productive endpoint solutions

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