Unlock 2.0 just kicked off in most parts of India and the Lockdowns with their 5 versions got people thinking what would it be like to step out in the post Covid era. The battle with the unknown is still being waged and the world is still getting accustomed to the new normal, but whatRead more about Neglect of accessibility and accommodation during Covid-19 changes[…]
As we are all now having virtual meetings/conferences, it is imperative that it is accessible and inclusive to all including people with disabilities. If these are not accessible, one will end of excluding 15 % population comprising of people with disabilities who could be students, potential candidates, employees, customers, clients for various services or evenRead more about Making Virtual Meeting /Conference Accessible[…]
In our experience working with many organisations, people with disabilities are asked not to participate in mock emergency drills or they are asked to evacuate the building using the lift before the start of the mock drill. There are many other reasons why people with disabilities get kept out during the drills – inaccessible warningRead more about Making emergency preparedness inclusive for people with disabilities[…]
One of the ways that organizations sensitize people about disability is through simulation exercises – i.e. make people sit on a wheelchair, blindfold them, give ear plugs, tie their hands up etc. in order for them to experience disability. Some feel this helps understand barriers faced by people with disabilities, while others are quite againstRead more about Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints[…]
We recently concluded the celebrations of the International Women’s Day on 8 March. The United Nation’s (UN) theme for this year was “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The focus of this theme was to evaluate how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and build momentum for the effective implementation ofRead more about This is what five women with disability at work say about creating an inclusive workplace[…]
DEOC partners with companies to formulate and/or review their policies and procedures created to ensure equal opportunity and non-discrimination in the domains of HR, IT, Travel, Emergency, Procurement and so on. The policy we would like to focus on, in this article, is Procurement and the role that a good Procurement Policy can play inRead more about Gatekeeping for Accessibility – Making Procurement Inclusive[…]
The NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Awards were started in 1999 to encourage the employment of people with disabilities. The award recognises individualswith disabilities and corporate for promoting employment opportunities for disabled people. Over the years, these awards have come to be recognised as the most prestigious Indian benchmark for honouring people and organisations who have made remarkable strides in creating inclusive environment for persons with disabilities.