CAN DISABLED PEOPLE DEVELOP QUALITY SOFTWARE?
This is a question that a normal person might find very difficult to give a definitive answer too. However, in Vietnam there exists a software development company, Enablecode, where the majority of the employees, creating the websites and software, are people with a disability.
Despite having some physical limitations, they all have a burning passion for the software profession, and for asserting themselves as having successfully conquered that profession. But how can disabled people create quality software that is able to compete with the rest of this booming market? Let’s go find those answers offline.
1. Having low functioning legs does not affect a person’s level of logical thinking.
When talking about IT engineers engaged in developing computer software, most people would imagine a young, dynamic, high tech team. As for the management of a software company, there are always unexpected situations just around the corner, which demands the ability to analyze and handle such situations in a professional manner, while keeping the motivational level high. The profession needs logical thinking and quick hands, and therefor does not care too much about the developer’s physical limitations, as long as their mind works.
Having a disability can have an impact on the health, and the way of viewing life. But for the strong-willed, such as those at Enablecode, their extraordinary energy has helped them overcome adversity and gain success in their profession.
2) How the effectiveness people with disabilities work together in a team is…
A normal student would have a lot of career options. For those with a disability it has always been a choice they need to carefully consider. With a disability it is often hard to move around. This limitation makes software programming a more accessible skill to acquire then any other, as they can learn it from home. At home PWD’s can spend a lot of personal time invested in learning and training their skill. The In-depth study of their work, plus their resilience is expressed in their slogan ” Nothing is impossible”. It is necessary for them to know this, and to keep telling themselves that nothing is impossible. In that exercise, the majority of people with disabilities have learned that through focusing, sharing and helping each other, they can create new jobs and collectively help each other very far.
The manager of the software development company always expects his team to interact and work together as a group.
With the development of today’s technology, especially because of the Internet, there are a lot of factors in the IT-business that are very favorable for people with disabilities. They can quickly update the technology at home, work online together and share their progress in their online work with partners. They just meet in the office on a certain number of days during the week, but still manage to work together as a group. The main technology platforms helps people with disabilities, in the way that they can care less about the difficulties in moving around and can there for invest more time in completing and perfecting their work.
3) Customer satisfaction is the highest measure of quality.
The pressure from the competitors on the market is fierce, and customers are always wary of products from new businesses. But with diligence, determination, professionalism and expert guidance, Enablecode’s team, has managed to build confidence in their customers, and made them believe in the quality of their products. The employees at Enablecode understand that only high quality products will satisfy their customers and keep them coming back. So you see, the software development business is not only for ordinary people, but customer satisfaction is key for people with disabilities and key for the way to success.
Enablecode is a social enterprise based in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, which employs programmers and designers with physical disabilities. Do you want to help Enablecode spread awareness about people with disabilities in the developing world or do you want to receive more information about our services? Contact us here.