Remote Working: A Way to Foster Greater Inclusion and Accessibility?

Stefano Federici, Giovanni Bifolchi*, Maria Laura Mele, Marco Bracalenti, Maria Laura De Filippis, Simone Borsci, Giancarlo Gaudino, Massimo Amendola, Antonello Cocco, Emilio Simonetti

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought several changes in everyday life, one of them being the application of Remote Working (RW). RW is the new way of working, thanks to this new modality all workers, with certain work requirements, were able to carry out their work from home without having to go to the office. Given the strict rules relating to lockdown, if this method had not been applied many people would not have been able to work and today many companies would probably be closed. But which advantages and disadvantages can RW have compared to classical work? Can it bring more inclusiveness and accessibility for every one or only for workers with specific requirements (for example, for workers that need to take care of family members with disabilities)? This paper attempts to answer these questions. The University of Perugia in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development has created the “Job-satisfying” project. In this project 24 participants were divided into two groups (home-space group and office-space group) and each of these had to complete some tasks and complete questionnaires. Generally, no significant difference emerged but some interesting results were encountered: those who took the experimentation from home, that have children, obtained higher scores relating to the sense of working autonomy, support from superiors and satisfaction of relationships at work. This data seems to argue that working from home can improve inclusiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs
Subtitle of host publication18th International Conference, ICCHP-AAATE 2022, Lecco, Italy, July 11-15, 2022. Proceedings, Part II
EditorsKlaus Miesenberger, Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Katerina Mavrou, Roberto Manduchi, Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez, Petr Penáz
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-08645-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-08644-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event18th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs - Politecnico di Milano/Polo Territoriale di Lecco, Lecco, Italy
Duration: 11 Jul 202215 Jul 2022
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Abbreviated titleICCHP-AAATE 2022


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