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Scoping Review Protocol of Technological Interventions for Vocational Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities

Technology could improve the vocational inclusion of people with disabilities, thus increasing their wellbeing and competence development. Moreover, societies could benefit from their skills and expertise. In this protocol, the objectives, structure, and further details of a scoping review on the subject of the vocational inclusion of people with disabilities via technologies are described. This article additionally demonstrates how a piloting phase can be used for the further development of the protocol. The focus of the proposed scoping review is disability, technology, and task/work. Expansive and specific keywords will be searched in APA PsycInfo, APA PsycArticles, and CINAHL Complete via EBSCOhost, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, and IEEE Xplore. As regards the grey literature, ProQuest will be used for dissertations and theses and Google Scholar will be hand searched. Articles published in 2012-2022 focused on working-age adults will be exported to EndNote and titles/abstracts will be monitored. We further describe the inclusion and exclusion criteria, data extraction, and charting strategies of the proposed scoping review. The results will be mapped and reported based on disability, technology, and task. For the improvement of the protocol, a pilot study in February 2022 was performed. The results from the pilot, briefly reported herein, led to a transparent and clear structure of the proposed scoping review.

This article is published in the Journal "Disabilities" (2022).

Bibliographic information

S. Hamideh Kerdar, B. Kirchhoff, L. Bächler, L. Adolph:
Scoping Review Protocol of Technological Interventions for Vocational Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities. 
in: Disabilities, Volume 2, Issue 3 2022. pages 529-539, Project number: F 2535, DOI: 10.3390/disabilities2030038

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Research Project

Project numberF 2535 StatusOngoing Project Inclusion opportunities, exclusion risks and task changes for peoples with disabilities as a consequence of use of software tools and digital technologies on the example of cooperative and simple tasks

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