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Case Studies of Disability Policies in Various Countries

  • Comprehensive Disability Policy Framework for Kosovo

    The objective is to provide disability groups in Kosovo with a voice in policy planning to ensure that the needs of disabled people are taken into account whenever policy is being formulated. Proposals have been made (subject to the availability of resources) for the establishment of a Disability Office in the Office of the Prime Minister with the task of implementing the Comprehensive Disability Policy Framework at all levels of government in Kosovo. It is also intended that the current UNMIK Task Force on Disability will be transformed into a Disability Council, to serve as a consultative, advisory and monitoring structure on disability matters.

  • Country Profile on Disability (Sri Lanka)

    Sri Lanka is moving forward in its efforts to address workplace rights and the services disabled persons need to exercise their rights, to decent work. The ILO has provided technical assistance to the various Government ministries, the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon, and NGOs and co-sponsored meetings and activities to assist in this effort for more than a decade.

  • Disability and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Ukraine: An Anthropological Critique

    Examines Ukraine’s burgeoning disability rights movement through the lens of citizenship to illustrate the complex processes through which certain categories of people are transforming themselves – and being transformed – into particular types of citizens in a changing welfare state.

  • Disability Law in Germany: An Overview on Employment, Education and Access

    Under German law, people with disabilities are entitled to help and assistance in order to avert, eliminate or improve their disability. The general goal is to overcome, as much as possible, the disability’s effects, and to enable the disabled to participate in all areas of society, especially in the labor market and in community life. The federal Government is obliged to provide barrier-free designs in the construction of public buildings, streets, etc., and to provide barrier-free access to communication, especially in the field of administrative Internet sites, official forms, and notifications. In the area of public transportation, all facilities and means of transportation (bus, train, aircraft) are also required to be barrier-free and the same barrier-free rules apply to restaurants.

  • The Right to Equal Opportunity and Treatment: Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Slovenia.

    The article presents a brief description of the research carried out at the Institute for Rehabilitation in 2002/2003. In the first part of the article, policies, programmes and measures for promoting vocational rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities adopted by Slovenia in the period 1999-2002 are analyzed. The key finding is that the situation of persons with disabilities in the labor market is significantly weaker than that of the non-disabled. The second part includes the empirical part of the research and addresses the problem of the attitudes of the employers towards the employment of persons with disabilities.