Management System for Integration of the Disabled on the Labour Market

Authors

  • František Smrčka Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 58601 Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Marek Musil Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 58601 Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Martina Chalupová Department of Economic Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolstého 16, 58601 Jihlava, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34190/ecmlg.18.1.936

Keywords:

management system, disability, ICT, social enterprises, employment

Abstract

People with mental disabilities (mental disorders, mild brain dysfunction) face barriers to employment, leading to higher unemployment rates and economic inactivity. Incorporating a workplace technology system may help create a disability-inclusive environment. The paper presents an ICT solution for social enterprises, focusing primarily on cafés or restaurants. It is designed to help reduce the need for supervision of employees with mental disabilities in order to increase their autonomy. The proposed system records activities and provides an employee with information on which action to perform and how. The primary goal of the proposal is the monitoring of activities and the interactive transmission of instructions. The presented system is based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and includes advanced information technologies – cloud messaging, mobile applications, web applications. The employee with a disability will be equipped with a smartphone using a specially designed application. By a notification sent to the mobile phone, the employee will be immediately informed about the task assigned. The mobile application will help an employee carry out the task visually (sequence of instructions expressed in text, pictograms). In order to confirm the completion of the task, a sensor is placed at the desk location, which, when the mobile device is attached, registers the employee's presence at the desk where the task is to be performed. The Unified Process (UP) methodology was used to design an information system. The context diagram describes the relationship between the proposed system and its environment, a data flow diagram shows the dynamics and control information. The system is designed to be universally applicable in other workplaces. It may be used to help people who cannot communicate with other employees due to a lack of knowledge of the local language at the workplace.

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Published

2022-11-04