The inclusion of people with a disability also means that the workplace is designed in a barrier-free way. The broad range of tried and tested, innovative aids will be presented by the exhibitors at REHAB.
Barrier-free workplaces enable people with physical impairments to participate in working life and use their skills. Depending on the type and severity of disability, the work environment must be individually adjusted so that employees can use their full potential.
Inclusion in the world of work – a general societal responsibility
People with a disability are not the only ones to benefit from inclusion in the workplace. Companies, the atmosphere between colleagues at work and society as a whole also profit.
The subject of inclusion in the world of work has become a key focus in public discourse. The German government has set itself the clear goal of creating job opportunities for people with disabilities, which is oriented to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. According to the Convention, all citizens should have the opportunity to adopt a self-determined place in society and to participate in all areas of society.
Professional rehabilitation opens up new prospects
After an accident or a physical or psychiatric illness, professional rehabilitation offers a wide range of support. A good reason to regard such a situation, which is often difficult, as an opportunity.
People who are no longer able to pursue their profession due to an illness or a disability, or who are threatened with the loss of their job, benefit from offers of professional rehabilitation, or “services for the participation in working life”. The aim is to maintain or restore the ability to work, so that the people affected can secure their income and lead the most independent life possible.