Monday, October 1, 2012

Technology Levels Playing Field in the Workplace

When Patrick Molloy, a blind student at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, begins any given day, there are a few key pieces of technology that he knows he’ll use so he can perform at the same level as his sighted peers. With technology’s assistance, he’s essentially able to do everything sighted students can, but that doesn’t mean challenges don’t arise.
This “leveling of the playing field” is a relatively new phenomenon, as assistive technology for people with disabilities has only recently made such huge advances. The result has some fascinating implications for society and the field of social work.

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