Employment of persons with disabilities in information technology jobs: Literature review for "IT works"

Kevin Schartz, Helen A. Schartz, Peter Blanck

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Abstract

This article reviews relevant literature as to the labor pool of qualified individuals with disabilities and employment in information technology (IT) sector jobs. First, the article reviews the empirical literature on barriers to employment in IT for persons with disabilities. The examination then is extended to studies of barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities in other employment sectors. Findings illustrate the limited experiences that IT and non-IT companies have in employing and accommodating employees with disabilities. Implications are discussed for enhancing the employment of qualified workers with disabilities in IT through research, education, training, and mentoring programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-657
Number of pages21
JournalBehavioral Sciences and the Law
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law

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