Getting around our physical built-up environment is something that most of us take for granted. An important aim of society is to integrate persons with disabilities so that they actively participate in the opportunities afforded to them and are able to lead normal lives. Giving equal opportunities to people with disabilities will make them a part of the social mainstream. Below are ten ways you can make the workplace more diverse by creating an environment where the persons with disabilities are able to work, earn, have great careers and lead lives of dignity.
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With 26.8 million disabled persons in the country, India has a long way to go before it can be called a disabled-friendly nation. So feel good about creating an environment in your organisation for diversity to thrive in, be conscientious in your efforts to ensure that disability does not result in exclusion.
Let us make a beginning. Organisations need to be more innovative to make systems disabled-friendly and operationally efficient. The bottom line is that there is a need to wake up and do what is essential to include the disabled in the new Indian Dream.
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