The primary labor market is not as easily accessible for persons with disabilities as it should be. And yet these potential employees are often well educated. Oftentimes however, lack of knowledge, experience and resulting insecurities are still barriers for companies. Still another barrier is the lack of compatibility between rehabilitation structures and company requirements. Education is essential.
Recently, the special interest group Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland (English: Self-Determined Living in German), ISL) was looking for ambassadors for inclusion – and Christian Habl is one of them. He wants to show that inclusion is possible and how it can be implemented. With his nationwide network to promote integrated employment of persons with disabilities, he also actively contributes by implementing the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and promotes its stated right to self-representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
One-size-fits-all solutions generally don’t work on a typical workday for persons with several disabilities. The often very diverse limitations also require a highly flexible work environment. Since most employers are not able to or don’t want to offer this type of setting, most persons with severe disabilities are often forced to become self-employed.