"That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace

Date of Publication: 
2018 December

The poster, "That Smart Pen Sounded Like it Could Be Pretty Helpful:” A Thematic Analysis on Using Wireless Technology in the Workplace, details research on Competitive Integrated Employment (ICE).  The research questions for this study were:

  • Can the use of wireless or wearable technologies facilitate competitive integrated employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? 
  • What type of technology is being used? 
  • Is this technology accessible?

The conclusions from the research's focus groups on ICE were to:

  • Educate and influence fiscal dollars
  • Support development of new technologies
  • Increase awareness surrounding technology in the workplace
  • Improve access and use of wireless technologies


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