This module provides helpful tips for using this Guide to maximize the learning experience and potential impact on achieving equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities through legislation.

This module establishes disability as a basic human rights issue - assisting the trainee in exploring the definition of disability, principles of non-discrimination and equality, context of disability within legislation, and social policy leading to affirmative action.

This module stresses the importance of disability non-discrimination legislation and provides a concise overview of the potential scope that disability legislation can take. This module also highlights types of discrimination that can occur and establishes a context for the importance of reasonable accommodation.

This module provides an overview of quota schemes covering what a quota levy scheme is and issues pertaining to a binding quota without an effective sanction. Practical strategies for making quota systems work in practice are highlighted.

This module outlines important considerations as a country plans for implementation of disability non-discrimination legislation. The content includes a discussion of the role of information campaigns, as well as critical employment support measures that can be provided for the protected status of people with disabilities, and/or businesses and employers to support effective implementation of the law.

This section provides general guidance to policy makers and legislators pertaining to stakeholders that need to be consulted and invested in the development of effective disability non-discrimination legislation. An overview of the various stakeholder groups (including people with disabilities and the organizations that represent them, employers and employers’ organizations, workers and trade unions, service providers and other interested parties) is provided along with strategies for gaining their support and involvement. Specific examples of how the consultation process might be structured and how other countries have already designed the process are provided.

This final module emphasizes the importance during the drafting stage of legislation for planning the ways in which the laws and policies will be enforced. This requires consideration of what the laws and policies will look like in practice and how rights will be asserted. Strategies for strengthening judicial mechanisms as well as administrative enforcement institutions are reviewed as are other approaches such as contract compliance.