Finding a good job today can be challenging for anyone, but employment for people with disabilities is much more difficult. By now, there are many organizations in the world that defend the rights of people with disabilities.
What have they done and what are they going to do?
United Nations proclaimed in December 19 in 1975 the most important document : “The UN declaration on the rights of disabled persons”. This declaration says that people with disabilities have the right, according to their capabilities,to secure and retain employment.
In 1999 was established the International Disability Alliance as a network of the foremost International Disability rights organisations and is the most authoritative and representative voice of persons with disabilities. Their slogan is: ” Nothing about us without us”.
If you visit the website of International Labour Organization you can find the statistic that 1 in 7 people around the world is disabled, which means 15% of the world’s population, that counts a billion people and about 80% of them are of working age.
Inclusion of people with disabilities in labour market provides an efficient and better workplace for the company they work for.
Some reasons are written here:
- improvment of workplace moral.
- untapped resource of skills and talents.
- increasing business opportunities for other people with disabilities.
Looking for information on this topic, I came to the conclusion that people with disabilities as well as “ordinary people” can work anywhere provided that their “feature” is not from birth
and that there will be people who can support, help mentally and physically, and from time to time say “you can do everything you want , I believe in you“.
Do you want to hire a person with disability, make accessible workplace, or train your employees?