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Research on inclusive employment for people with disabilities launched in India

By Malavika Rangarajan 

The founder chairperson of ADAPT (formerly The Spastics Society of India), Dr Mithu Alur, launched a research study on Friday in the area of inclusive employment for individuals with disabilities. To combat occupational marginalisation of people with disabilities, ADAPT, along with Citi Bank, has started a project that focuses on conducting need-based analyses that assesses the strengths of such individuals and match those with the needs of a company.

Alur said: “Companies need to invest more in learning about disabilities.” She claimed that a gap analysis conducted according to data obtained from the Census (2011) revealed that 1.34 crore people with disabilities are in the employable bracket of 15-59 years. Dr. Ketna Mehta, the founder of Nina Foundation, said: “The limited curriculums followed by educational institutes, the protective environment created by parents and corporate social responsibility (CSR) that identifies disabled people as social obligations are barriers to inclusive employment.”

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