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Relationship between use of technology and employment rates for people with physical disabilities in Australia


Autor/in:

Pell, Stephen D.; Gillies, R. M.; Carss, M.


Herausgeber/in:

k. A.


Quelle:

Disability and Rehabilitation, 1997, Volume 19 (Number 8), Seite 332-338, London: Informa Healthcare, ISSN: 0963-8288 (Print); 1464-5165 (Online)


Jahr:

1997



Abstract:


This study examined the impact of computer and assistive device use on the employment status and vocational modes of people with physical disabilities in Australia. A survey was distributed to people over 15 years in age with physical disabilities living in the Brisbane area. Responses were received from 82 people, including those with spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Of respondents 46 were employed, 22 were unemployed, and 12 were either students or undertaking voluntary work.

Three-quarters of respondents used a computer in their occupations, while 15 used assistive devices. Using logistic regression analysis it was found that gender, education, level of computer skill and computer training were significant predictors of employment outcomes. Neither the age of respondent nor use of assistive software were significant predictors. From information obtained in this study guidelines for a training programme designed to maximize the employability of people with physical disabilities were developed.


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Disability and Rehabilitation
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R/ZA0627


Informationsstand: 29.01.2004

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