6 promising practices on the use of digitalisation and technology to support persons with disabilities at work and in vocational education trainings
In 2021, EASPD’s Member Forum on Employment (MF EMPL) published a report on a series of promising practices in the area of digitalisation and technology to support persons with disabilities at work and in vocational training.
Within this process, 6 promising practices were identified among the participating members of the MF EMPL across the EU (two from Spain, two from Germany, one from Israel and one from the Netherlands). A booklet was printed and presented to the EASPD membership during the EASPD Zagreb Conference on the future of employment for persons with disabilities which took place in May 2022.
The promising practices mainly aim at bringing the added value of technology and digitalisation in the daily life of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities with the aim of facilitating their life and exploiting their full potential in the work environment.
Mainly, the promising practices consists of applications, digital tools and software focusing on persons with disabilities or service providers with the aim of removing certain specific barriers identified in different areas of the work environment. These include facilitating the access to information on public competitions, creating accessible software for the use of industrial appliance or for the fulfilment of HHRR tasks etc.
The solutions were developed and validated with the direct involvement of persons with disabilities and EASPD considers this a step forward in the inclusion of individuals in the work environment and in the fulfilment of their professional aspirations as full members of our society.