Assistive Technologies and Inclusive Solutions for All<br />Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />John Sabine<br />E...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />The Employers’ Forum on Disability (EFD)<br />Employment is important to peopl...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />EFD Members<br />
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />The Business Taskforce on Accessible Technology (BTAT)<br />Technology that wo...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />Employers – corporate IT purchasers<br />IT spending:	Global 	$2.4 trillion			...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />Corporate issues with AT<br />Use with enterprise systems<br />Development and...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />Our connections<br />BTAT members<br />EU subsidiaries and partners of our mem...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />Who else do we need to talk to?<br />Corporate users and purchasers in other c...
Employers<br />Why they are Key Actors<br />Questions<br />Who else do we need information from?<br />How do we find these...
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Employers. Why they are Key Actors_John Sabine_EFD

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

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