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Cheshire Disability Trust


A major part of the disabled population is a productive workforce which has been disenfranchised on basic rights of education and livelihoods. In fact it is estimated that less than 3% of disabled persons are actually engaged in any type of economic activity. It is important to note that most disabled persons are not out of work because of their disability. They have learnt to cope with their impairment but a greater challenge is the social and practical barriers that exist in everyday life.
These include- inaccessible training places, insensitive employers who do not hire skilled persons with disabilities or provide basic accessibility at the workplace. PwDs need to be facilitated to access various schemes of the Government which targets disabled persons. Though there are a number of vocational training and skills development training offered by Government and NGOs, these are not in line with the times and do not address “employability” skills required for today’s job environment. Also, existing leading professional training institutes require sensitization to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in their programs and place them in jobs.(11.12.17)

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Cheshire Disability Trust