At the Zero Project Conference 2013, 10 Innovative Policies and 20 Innovative Practices were presented which overcome conditions that act as barriers to the full exercise of employment rights by persons with disabilities. For those of you who could not be with us, we produced for selected policy and practice examples short video statements which can be easily accessed, viewed and spread.

Interviews with presenters of Innovative Policies 2013:

For successfully helping mental health service clients with finding paid work: the British Individual Placement and Support with Rachel Elizabeth Perkins, Equality 2025 (English)

For facilitating the removal of workplace barriers, while offering to persons with disabilities the means and support to find or retain a job: the Australian JobAccess Programme with Thérèse Campbell, Workfocus Group (English)

For recognizing that supported employment is an effective means through which people with high support needs can obtain meaningful employment: the Spanish Royal Decree on Rules for the Supported Employment Programme with Fernando Bellver Silván, European Union of Supported Employment (English)

For revoking discriminatory provisions, under which operators of sheltered workshops were given a blanket exemption from minimum wage and holiday and sick leave legislation: New Zealand’s Disabled Persons Employment Promotion Repeal Act with Sue O’Shea, People First New Zealand (English)

For establishing that, in case of lesser capability because of illness or acquired disability, employers must make all reasonable efforts to retain the worker: the Swedish Employment Protection Act with Ann Westregård, Lund University (English)

For enabling employees to recover and return to employment: the Malaysian Return to Work Programme with Mohammed Azman Bin Aziz Mohammed, Social Security Organisation(English)

Interviews with presenters of Innovative Practices 2013:

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