IT Accessibility and security

Many people with disabilities or impairments benefit from the use of assistive technology in the workplace. However, the use of such technologies can introduce additional information risks that need to be managed.

Assistive technology is an umbrella term which includes adaptive and rehabilitative technologies or systems that are designed to increase or improve the users functional capabilities (e.g. voice to text systems, screen magnification, speech systems etc).

This document has been produced to help organisations manage potential information risks and to highlight the need to consider accessibility issues in their departmental security policies.

Critically, organisations should note that security requirements should not represent an insurmountable barrier to the adoption of appropriate and managed assistive technology in the workplace.

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