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USA: Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Presidential proclamation and protests against unequal pay

Posted 29/07-11 at 00.47

President Barack Obama issued an official proclamation to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the ADA. He also called for the ratification of the CRPD. "Through the ADA, America was the first country in the world to comprehensively declare equality ...

UK: Report calls for end to segregated employment for disabled people

Posted 12/07-11 at 13.48

A report has recommended that the remaining 54 Remploy factories, that provide work for 2800 disabled people, should be closed. Trade unions representing many of the workers are strongly opposed to this move. A spokesperson said that if the facto ...

USA: Disabled people losing jobs at an alarming rate

Posted 18/04-11 at 01.29

In a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Disability Employment Summit, Senator Tom Harkin, a longtime disability advocate, urged business leaders to step up efforts to employ disabled people. Harkin told his audience that, ‘"The ...

USA: Sharp rise in employment disability discrimination claims

Posted 20/01-11 at 19.37

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that charges of disability discrimination rose by about 17 percent last year to 25,165 claims. The spike in disability claims began in the months after Congress approved changes to the Am ...

Israel: Employers say disabled people can’t adapt to work

Posted 09/01-11 at 22.02

Employers in Israel believe that disabled people are the least employable, after ultra-Orthodox men and Arabs, according to a report published by Kiryat Ono Academic College. The report, compiled from questioners answered by employers, fou ...

USA: Employment programs fail to assist disabled people

Posted 15/09-10 at 23.24

A study carried out by the University of Kansas has found two major federal government programs designed to help disabled people find jobs are not working. "The biggest problem is that these are one-size-fits-all programs," said one of the ...

USA: Obama celebrates 20 years of ADA with executive order to increase employment of disabled people

Posted 02/08-10 at 06.47

"Not dependence but independence: That's what the ADA was all about," President Barack Obama said at a White House reception to mark the 20th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Obama also signed an executive order th ...

India: Court orders government to comply with 1995 Disability Act

Posted 22/06-10 at 19.28

The 1995 Disability Act created a three per cent quota for disabled people in government employment. The Bombay High Court today said if by June 30th the government did not fill all the existing vacancies in the posts reserved for disabled people, ...

Ghana: “Jobs not handouts” demand disabled people

Posted 10/06-10 at 13.13

Adongo Ato Jacob, youth President of the Ghana Association of the Blind, called on members of the public not to show mere sympathy but to provide jobs for disabled people, particularly those who have been trained in various fields. He also ...

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