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Employees With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Digitized Work Environment: Perspectives for the Future

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The aim of this article is to examine the opportunities for employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), arising from digital technology (DT) development. The author discusses assistive technology (AT) as a mean of creating a better work environment, making the digitized workplace more friendly for people with ASD. A possible solution of communication problems is replacing the interpersonal communication between employees with electronic (non-direct) forms of communication, such as online communicators or chatbots. Another solution is the implementation of wearable electronic systems, monitoring stress levels and facilitating effective stress control. In the future, the whole digitized workplace could be designed according to a “smart workplace” concept. Sensors recording various human body parameters could be connected to a network with sensors recording physical parameters of the work environment (temperature, humidity,noise, smell, sunlight exposure) and also with controllers of its values, adjusting it dynamically to reduce distracting factors. As a result, communication, stress management, and sensory sensitiveness problems could be limited, improving the work comfort of people with ASD, and their colleagues. The pertinence of solutions proposed was also confirmed by the experts interviewed in the field who were asked to assess it in the context of future implementation.

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Category:
Articles
Type:
artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
Journal of Disability Policy Studies no. 31, pages 195 - 205,
ISSN: 1044-2073
Language:
English
Publication year:
2021
Bibliographic description:
Tomczak M.: Employees With Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Digitized Work Environment: Perspectives for the Future// Journal of Disability Policy Studies -Vol. 31,iss. 4 (2021), s.195-205
DOI:
Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.1177/1044207320919945
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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