The competence field Vocational Participation and Inclusion develops a broad range of information to promote the potential of people with disabilities.
Practical information and materials for use in the workplace are brought together in portals on the internet where they are available to the general public. The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The website rehadat.de contains more than 100,000 items of information. In addition to details of assistive devices, the site offers many examples of successful vocational integration. Numerous addresses facilitate the search for contacts and institutions offering advice on all aspects of training, workplace organisation and integration. The literature portal contains details of publications and links to full text sources online. Access is provided to the most important legislation and legal decisions on the subject of disability together with information about sheltered workshops for people with disabilities and further training courses for those working in rehabilitation. Other portals give details of research proposals and statistics on rehabilitation and the participation of people with disabilities.
- European Assistive Technology Information Network (EASTIN)
- Technische Hochschule Köln
- Internationale Arbeitsgruppen, z.B. zur ISO 9999
This IW Analysis provides an empirical overview of the labour market situa¬tion of people with officially recognized disabilities based on official statistics and of people with impairments using data from the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
More than half a million people in Germany are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is an inflammatory-rheumatic disease that is chronic and usually affects the joints. Many of the persons affected are still in their working life.
Digitization has a positive influence on the inclusion of people with disabilities in German companies. Companies that already rely heavily on digitization today employ more people with disabilities than companies that currently do not have any reference to digitization.