ct 20(20): e5

Research Article

Digital Society and Economy for People with Disabilities in Industry 4.0 : Malaysia Perspectives

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.162949,
        author={Ruhiyati Idayu Abu Talib and Mohd Shahrizal Sunar and Ruzimi Mohamed},
        title={Digital Society and Economy for People with Disabilities in Industry 4.0 : Malaysia Perspectives},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={6},
        number={20},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={Industry 4.0, Person with Disabilities, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Economy, Digital Society, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Technopreneur, Empowerment, Enabler},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.162949}
    }
    
  • Ruhiyati Idayu Abu Talib
    Mohd Shahrizal Sunar
    Ruzimi Mohamed
    Year: 2020
    Digital Society and Economy for People with Disabilities in Industry 4.0 : Malaysia Perspectives
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.162949
Ruhiyati Idayu Abu Talib1,2,*, Mohd Shahrizal Sunar1, Ruzimi Mohamed2
  • 1: Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGIX), Institute of Human Centered Engineering(iHumEn), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(UTM), Malaysia
  • 2: School of Computing,Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia
*Contact email: ruhiyati.magicx@gmail.com

Abstract

One of the key trends driving revolution in Industry 4.0 is digital society and economy. In this paper, we argue that the advancement of technology in Industry 4.0, which covers growth areas such as big data and machine learning, cybersecurity, digital currencies, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT) with expected creations of new job opportunities in the areas of Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Network Infrastructure and Software Development that can easily be done at home, has produced an ideal scenario in the context of job opportunities for People with Disabilities (PWDs). Greater accessibility to education with help from assistive technology opens up a lot of opportunities for PWDs to enhance their knowledge in Industry 4.0.