The 'Accessibility Guide' illustrates low or no-cost solutions for companies to allow persons with disabilities accessibility and employment. It creates inclusive employment policies and promotes inclusive businesses.
- Collected ideas for access to the workplace
- Trust for the Americas
- Country of Implementation
- North America
- First published
“Accessibility at work: beyond the standards, towards a community process!” Pamela MOLINA
The guide offers low to no-cost solutions that give persons with disabilities barrier-free access to the workplace, often using existing in-house resources. For example, floors with different textures can provide guidance to a blind person’s need to orient himself. To generate effective and affordable solutions, employers are trained to interact with the surrounding community and with the persons with disabilities to define and build the accessibility solutions together.
The high unemployment rate of persons with disabilities in Latin America is partially due to the reluctance of companies to hire persons with disabilities. The fear of high related costs and complicated solutions for their inclusion in the labour force are the major reasons.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Guide to enable accessibility in workplaces, capacity building