4-Nov-19 | News

By 2023, technology will help triple the number of employed people with disabilities.

packed audience at Gartner's seminar

6 predictions from Gartner could reshape C-suite priorities

The evolution of AI and assistive technology, Gartner says, will lead to an increase in people with disabilities performing tasks they did not previously have access to. Empowering a broader workforce with the tools to build software or perform other tasks within technology might signal hope for employers crunched to meet their talent needs. Companies which employ people with disabilities can expect retention rates to rise. But in order for that evolution to take place, CIOs must “make it a core principle to build accessibility into everything they do,” and look for scalable accommodation opportunities across the business, Plummer said.