Workplace Disability Inclusion Program
Promoting disability inclusion and diversity in the workplace
The Workplace Disability Inclusion Program aims to support corporate organisations in Nigeria to become sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities who are their existing or potential employers, clients/customers, vendors/service providers, etc. by positioning the organisation to align with global best practices in disability inclusion.
The Disability Accessibility Audit Toolkit designed by Nigerian disability experts, is a framework for organisations to audit, improve, and position themselves to comply with global and local best practices for workplace effectiveness. Hence, the goal of this program is to, through the support of the Mastercard Foundation, provide free technical support and resources for organisation to improve their workplace disability inclusion for their internal and external stakeholders.
Benefits of a Disability-Inclusive Workplace
Disability Accessibility Audit Toolkit
The toolkit is designed to thoroughly audit every component of an organisation through the 4-P framework. Designed by Nigerian disability experts, it ensures that the accessibility complies with global best practices while being relevant to the local context:
Policies are principles or actions adopted or proposed by an organization or individuals. They guide the actions and inactions of the corporate environment in the private and public sectors. Disability inclusion at the policy level can be strategic in promoting inclusion in every activity in the workplace. Likewise, all public policies should include disability inclusion in their formulation and implementation.
Processes and internal structures of workplaces, though mostly invisible, it can potentially pose a barrier to the active and full participation of persons with disabilities. It includes decision-making, corporate leadership processes, employment processes, and so on.
Short & long-term interventions designed to deliver set objectives must take cognizance of disability inclusion. From academic programs to community-based intervention, and research projects to empowerment programs, PWDs must be fully involved in the planning and decision-making process to implementation and evaluation, either as implementers or beneficiaries, or observers.
Every aspect is related to the physical and digital environment of the workplace. While most available tools generally focus on the physical barriers that people with disabilities face, it is equally important to examine the digital environment where many activities take place.
FREE FOR PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS WHO COMMITS TO:
Completing the program and providing job opportunities to young talents with disabilities to intern with your organisation and position for full-time employment.