Book Chapter

Telework and people with disabilities: Perspectives of managers and employees from Australia

R Bosua, M Gloet

Anywhere Working and the New Era of Telecommuting | Published : 2017

Abstract

People with disabilities face unique challenges to access work and participate in a work culture and environment. The increasing uptake of telework is promising from a digital inclusion perspective for people with disabilities. This qualitative study explored barriers and problems of including people with disabilities through telework in Australia. The study focused on management and worker perspectives and findings indicate that both parties face unique challenges to accommodate and include people with disabilities in telework arrangements. Worker barriers to access telework relate to management attitudes, physical and infrastructure problems, social isolation misconceptions, lack of manage..

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