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Bárbara Marcondes started to explain what
is going to happen during the online meeting.
She presented the speakers that will join the call:
- Timothy Ghilain
- Mark Bell
- Anouk Van Hoofstadt
Tim Ghillan works at the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities.
People with intellectual disabilities have the right to have a job
like everyone else.
People with intellectual disabilities also have the right
to get help from their community.
But Tim said that there are barriers that stop people with intellectual disabilities from finding a job.
Mark Bell is Head of the School of Law of Trinity College Dublin.
Mark talked about reasonable accommodation.
He said that employment needs to be made accessible for all people with intellectual disabilities.
Mark gave some examples of reasonable accommodations:
- Employers can provide information in easy to read format ;
- Employers can provide support to employees with intellectual disabilities ;
- Employers can adapt the tasks of the job to make sure employees with intellectual disabilities can do the job.
Anouk Van Hoofstadt works at the Antwerp Management School in Belgium.
Anouk talked about employment of people with intellectual disabilities in the regular economy.
She worked with 204 companies that
employ people with intellectual disabilities.
Anouk explained that jobs should be re-though to give all people with intellectual disabilities a chance to work.
She said that employers need
- to adapt their recruitment process to make sure job seekers with intellectual disabilities have accessible information ;
- to provide reasonable accommodations to job seekers with intellectual disabilities.
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