Workplace Inclusion means to build up a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all employees of a company. Workplace Inclusion encompasses many positive aspects of life.
It is about acknowledging the diverse skills and perspectives that people may bring to the workplace because of their cultural background or their disability.
The aim is to remove barriers to ensure all employees enjoy full participation in a workplace which supports the development and achievement of well informed and culturally appropriate business outcomes.
It also involves recognizing the value of individual differences and managing them in the workplace.
Furthermore, the project targets the priority adult education: Extending and developing educators’ competences and the priority vocational training:
Developing business partnerships aimed at promoting work-based learning in all its forms.
In order to ensure an appropriate training, best practices were collected in connection with the study. The best practice examples are from different regions and gave insight into what the modules should contain to guarantee an efficient training course.
The different best practices give examples of companies which provide adequate infrastructure of workplaces for disabled persons. The best practices give also examples of new buildings which have been specially designed and implemented for disabled-friendly operation. Corresponding ramps and lifts with special language modules as well as signage with braille are now indispensable standard equipment of handicapped accessible companies.
Additionally, the companies which are mentioned as best practice examples empowers their managers on special needs such as attending trainees on workplace innovation and support tools for people with disabilities.
On the basis of these best practice examples seven modules are developed to guarantee an appropriate training course. The training includes the modules sensitization, web accessibility, sign language, infrastructure, workplace innovation and supporting tools for disabled people, learning difficulties as well as legal aspects.