Understanding the Challenges Faced by Neurodiverse Software Engineering Employees: Towards a More Inclusive and Productive Technical Workforce

@article{Morris2015UnderstandingTC,
  title={Understanding the Challenges Faced by Neurodiverse Software Engineering Employees: Towards a More Inclusive and Productive Technical Workforce},
  author={Meredith Ringel Morris and Andrew Begel and Ben Wiedermann},
  journal={Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers \& Accessibility},
  year={2015}
}
  • M. Morris, A. Begel, Ben Wiedermann
  • Published 26 October 2015
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility
Technology workers are often stereotyped as being socially awkward or having difficulty communicating, often with humorous intent; however, for many technology workers with atypical cognitive profiles, such issues are no laughing matter. In this paper, we explore the hidden lives of neurodiverse technology workers, e.g., those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and/or other learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. We present findings from… Expand
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