Inclusive employment still needs help

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.


Photo: Employees

If companies know how to involve people with disabilities into their workflow, they are also more willing to actually do it; © Wirtschaft Inklusiv/Andreas Hub

Photo: Manfred Otto-Albrecht

Manfred Otto-Albrecht; © Wirtschaft Inklusiv/Andreas Hub

Skepticism, knowledge gaps and optimization

Photo: Staff with and without a disability

Employees with and without disabilities who work together is not only the aim of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but also an example for lived inclusion; © Wirtschaft Inklusiv/Andreas Hub

Counseling for increased inclusion

Photo: Woman with headset

There are much more appropriate jobs for people with disabilities than many employers think; © Wirtschaft Inklusiv/Andreas Hub

Inclusion through greater flexibility

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

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