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  • 1. Assistive Technologies and Inclusive Solutions for All
    Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    John Sabine
    Employers’ Forum on Disability
    Madrid, Spain
    14th and 15th March, 2011
  • 2. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    The Employers’ Forum on Disability (EFD)
    Employment is important to people with disabilities
    Only employers can give people jobs
    We support employers in developing good practice
  • 3. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    EFD Members
  • 4. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    The Business Taskforce on Accessible Technology (BTAT)
    Technology that works helps all of us do our jobs
    Our employers buy the technology we use daily
    Accessibility should be a core part of decisions
  • 5. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    Employers – corporate IT purchasers
    IT spending: Global $2.4 trillion Europe $785 billion[Gartner 2010]
    Most of this is spent by employers
    They also buy Assistive Technology
  • 6. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    Corporate issues with AT
    Use with enterprise systems
    Development and scripting
    User training
    Upgrades
    External users – customers and service users
    Education – employees and students
  • 7. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    Our connections
    BTAT members
    EU subsidiaries and partners of our members
    UK trade and professional associations
  • 8. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    Who else do we need to talk to?
    Corporate users and purchasers in other countries
    Trade and professional associations in other countries
    Digital Europe
    European Social Partners
    CEEP, Business Europe
  • 9. Employers
    Why they are Key Actors
    Questions
    Who else do we need information from?
    How do we find these contacts?
    Who in this room can help?
    How important are different legal frameworks?
    How do we disseminate information?
    How do we measure and demonstrate:
    Information effectiveness?
    Outcomes for employers?