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Title:
Use of welfare technology to increase employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities
Author:
Sofie Wass: Department of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway Carl Erik Moe: Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway Elin Thygesen: Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway Silje Haugland: Department of Psycosocial Health, University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Proceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018, Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018
Issue:
151
Article no.:
003
Pages:
11-15
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-08-24
ISBN:
978-91-7685-213-2
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Welfare technology can be applied to increase the involvement and independence of individuals with disabilities. While it is mainly applied for elderly, there are also initiatives for persons with intellectual disabilities, for different purposes. This group is currently marginalized in the labour market and there is a need to increase the support for employment. In this study, we provide an overview of previous literature reviews on intellectual disability and employment. Based on these findings, we discuss in which areas welfare technology could support employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The results show that employer attitudes, job coaches and support programs are important for employment. Drawing on prioritised areas within welfare technology, we recommend to study how technology can be supportive within these areas, focusing on social inclusion in working life, a structured working life and public service delivery.

Keywords: Intellectual Disability, Employment, Technology.

Proceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018, Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018

Author:
Sofie Wass, Carl Erik Moe, Elin Thygesen, Silje Haugland
Title:
Use of welfare technology to increase employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities
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Proceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018, Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018

Author:
Sofie Wass, Carl Erik Moe, Elin Thygesen, Silje Haugland
Title:
Use of welfare technology to increase employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities
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