Advocacy and Training Materials

The following are relevant and useful advocacy and training materials on the issue of supported employment:

1. HR Council for the Non-Profit Sector (Canada), HR Toolkit on Diversity at Work- Supporting Employees with Disabilities (website)

This toolkit provides useful guidance on how to support employees with disabilities in the workplace. It includes examples of practical and supportive policies that would help create an inclusive workplace, including the duty to accommodate. It then goes on to explain how the duty to accommodate works in the context of recruitment and selection, during employment, and whether there are any grounds for not accommodating. It concludes with an interesting and useful list of preferred terminology to use that are not demeaning or hurtful.

2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Disability at a Glance 2015, 2016 (pdf)

Disability  at  a  Glance  2015  focuses  on  barriers  to  the  employment  of  persons  with  disabilities  in  the  Asia-Pacific  region,  and  offers  solutions  to  strengthen  their  employment  prospects.  Employment  is  not  only  the  primary  means  of  livelihood  generation;  it  also  provides  individuals  with  the  purpose  and  meaning  of  playing  a  productive  role  in  society.  Equal  access  to  employment  is  therefore  vital,  and  barriers  to  work  faced  by  persons with disabilities must be removed.This fifth edition in the Disability at a Glance series offers a regional overview of disability legislation,  policies  and  practices,  as  well  as  relevant  country-specific  information.  The  information draws on both a targeted disability survey carried out by the ESCAP secretariat, and research undertaken by other organizations and scholars.

3. International Labour Organization, Inclusion of People with Disabilities in China, 2013 (pdf)

This factsheet outlines the current situation of people with disabilities in China, the government support provided for them, the key groups and ministries responsible for people with disabilities, key international standards and their status in China, organizations for and of people with disabilities and the role of ILO. The factsheet concludes with suggestions that people with disabilities be provided with productive and decent work and that ensuring  a  disability  perspective  in  all  aspects  of  policy  and  labour  legislation,  effective  implementation  and enforcement of existing disability laws and policies and providing for equal employment and training opportunities are among the factors that contribute to the reduction of poverty and to the social and economic inclusion of people with disabilities in China.

4. International Labour Organization, Facts on People with Disabilities in China, 2008 (pdf)

This factsheet outlines the key figures relating to people with disabilities in China. It then explains the challenges faced by them, including in employment The factsheet concludes with an overview of the ILO programmes on disabilities in China.