Business Case

Surveillance and Remote Work

Some employers report using surveillance tools because they fear that remote work lowers productivity. However, research consistently shows the opposite is true. The International Workplace Group found that 85% of businesses reported that offering remote options made their businesses more productive—with 67% estimating that it improved productivity by at least one-fifth.

Example 3: Navigating Physical Spaces

Employees responsible for employee safety and in-person and remote workplace facilities might implement AI navigation tools to help employees with disabilities navigate physical spaces. Such AI navigation tools can help employees understand their location and immediate surroundings while navigating safely using features such as computer vision and audio sensing. For instance, AI navigation tools can [...]

2023-12-07T14:37:25+00:00Published: September 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 8: Digital Assistants

Help employees perform work alongside digital assistance AI digital assistants can help all employees—including those who have disclosed or undisclosed disabilities—find resources, complete documents, get support and provide translation services for multilingual workforces. Such AI digital assistants can utilize a variety of user interfaces ranging from chatbots, interactive voice applications, and digital humans. Organizations should [...]

2023-12-07T14:38:41+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 7: Work Optimization

Help neurodivergent employees optimize their contributions Employees who are neurodivergent could use AI work optimization tools to help them organize schedules and work activities, take notes during meetings, complete tasks using lists, and collaborate with co-workers. These tools can also benefit employees who have cognitive disabilities. Such AI work optimization tools can help employees with [...]

2023-12-07T14:38:54+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 6: Health, Wellness, and Safety

Support mental health and wellness during irregular operations As PEAT outlined in its October 2020 Think Tank report,  mental health needs are common, and many employees are experiencing significant challenges with added stresses related to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health intersects strongly with other disabilities and is exacerbated when employees encounter accessibility problems [...]

2023-12-07T14:39:06+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 5: Accommodations and Assistive Technology

Assist employees in identifying accommodations for workplace success Employees with disabilities who request workplace accommodations and the staff who support them might use AI tools to assess the needs of individual employees who self-disclose their disability and request a workplace accommodation. Such tools might offer suggestions for accommodations employers can make based on the employee’s [...]

2023-12-07T14:39:19+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 4: Communication and Collaboration

Help employees with disabilities communicate and collaborate Employees who are deaf or who have hearing or speech disabilities and their co-workers can use AI tools to translate and transcribe their communications in virtual meetings and other workplace discussions. Such tools can help ensure all employees can participate and contribute. Organizations should consider Equitable AI Principles [...]

2023-12-07T14:39:35+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |

Example 2: Training & Development

Providing training for skills development Learning and employee performance managers can implement AI training tools to help employees learn and practice skills they need to be successful on the job.  For instance, AI training tools can simulate job tasks or use interactive roleplay to help employees understand unconscious bias and practice diversity inclusion skills. Organizations [...]

2023-12-07T14:39:54+00:00Published: July 1st, 2021|Tags: , , |