Employment > Disability-friendly
Are you a disability-friendly company?
You can become a disabled-friendly company by following these
Inculcating a positive attitude towards people with disabilities
and following non-discriminatory employment practices.
- Reserving a percentage of jobs at all appropriate levels
for disabled persons.
- Including disability in the Mission Statement of the company.
Different departments (HRD, Finance, R&D, Administration, etc) should
have clear cut objectives to support people with disabilities.
- Formalising a policy to retain employment without reduction
of rank of people who may become disabled.
- Being accessible not only to people with mobility problems
but also those with visual and hearing impairments, for example barrier-free
buildings, ramps, adapted toilets, Braille symbols and auditory signals in
lifts, signage, etc.
- Providing appropriate aids/technology/attendants to support
disabled employees in the workplace.
- Extending certain extra benefits like providing transport
to work, rights to special leave, additional medical allowance, etc, to people
with disabilities/ partners of disabled persons/or parents of disabled children.
- Not denying promotion to people with disabilities on grounds
- Creating a safe working environment to prevent health
hazards and accidents.
- Conducting regular orientation programmes for all the
staff members/workers to encourage positive relations between disabled and
- Stocking the latest information in the library pertaining
- Providing opportunity for training in skill development
for disabled persons.
- Furnishing credit and support to persons with disabilities
and promoting self-employment.
- Being a marketing outlet for the products made by disabled
- Sub-contracting/outsourcing activities to people with
- Participating in awareness-raising campaigns to sensitise
- Acting as a role model to educate and motivate other employers
to follow suit.
- Providing consultancy services to NGOs working in the
area of production, management, marketing, entrepreneurial skills, etc.
- Funding/sponsoring/donating to NGOs which are working
for the cause of disability.
- Supporting the government to establish and maintain support
systems for disabled persons.