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Maverick* Research: From Disability to Superability, Society and the Workplace Are Changing

Published: 27 September 2016

ID: G00311085

Analyst(s): Melanie Lougee , Andrew Johnson, Pete Basiliere


Emerging technologies will unleash the abilities of 350 million people with disabilities, leading to employment rates on par with the general population. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Disability Defined
  • Technology to Add 350 Million People With Disabilities to the Workforce
  • Disabilities Meet Their Match
  • Merging Humans and Machines
  • The Changing Nature of Work and Workers
    • Workers
    • Employers
  • Governments and Employers Are Promoting Equality
  • Superabilities for Everyone
  • The Way Forward

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