Key Concepts

When drafting disability laws and formulating policies, special attention needs to be paid to implementation, so that any issues which may arise in implementation can be identified and easily resolved. The effectiveness of legislation and policy that aims to promote equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities will depend on the measures introduced to implement these in practice. These should include information campaigns about the rights and duties of people with disabilities, employers and other stakeholders under the law, and the policy provisions that have been introduced; as well as a range of technical advisory and support services and measures for employers and for disabled job seekers and workers. These measures include both financial incentives as well as specific employment support measures such as specialized work-related equipment, grants for workplace accommodation, and specialized equipment for daily living and transportation.