May it be a deaf waiter or salesclerk of small stature – people with disabilities should be able to choose quite different professions, according to what they really want to do. But reality is often different. But what kind of best practice examples in Germany already exist and which ways other countries go, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month July: Inclusion in professional life.
Many deaf people still encounter barriers in Germany. Especially their entry into the job market often proves difficult. Now the student organization Enactus at the University of Cologne created the pop-up concept "Café ohne Worte" (English: Café without Words) that is designed to make it possible for deaf people to enter the job market and gain a foothold in it.
It all started with a vague concept intended to create a new work environment for people with disabilities. Today, there are 106 CAP Märkte (markets) all over Germany where people with and without disabilities work together and sell groceries to a clientele that’s just as diverse. More markets are scheduled.