Using AI to Improve Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities
Working with Henry Claypool of Claypool Consulting, the Freedman Consulting team developed a report that outlines barriers and opportunities in using AI tools to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. This brief report is designed to showcase the possibilities of deploying AI in a variety of work-related contexts to support people with disabilities, including by developing more inclusive approaches to hiring and creating automation tools that help with job tasks and workplace accommodations. Ultimately this report seeks to encourage more conversation, research, and investment into important topics such as inclusive development, algorithmic bias, and others. The report draws on insights and ideas shared at a virtual convening of nine disability advocates, entrepreneurs, and researchers. We are grateful to Google DeepMind for their support of this convening and research.