The Disability Manifesto: Computer Skills For Disabled
In a world where technology is a part of life, there are many who are denied this. Computer skills for disabled people are important. This creates a sense of belonging and independence in a world surrounded by technology.
We Hope For:
- Reducing the employment gap between abled and disabled.
- Reduced discrimination by employers
- Employment support with compensation
- Uncapped grants – reasonable government funding
This isn’t something new, and it’s a struggle that has gone on for years. Communities put in more effort than the governments themselves. Is this fair? Why then are our taxes taken? Why do we see it all go into unnecessary expenses, while people with disabilities are often overlooked?
People with disabilities desperately need:
- Access to assistive devices
- Computer skills training
- Supportive communities and government
- Workplace Accommodations
- University Accommodations
- Acceptance as a member of society
- Transportation to and from education facility
- Their human right to be recognized
- Unbiased attitudes and removal of unjustified perceptions
- Employers who see potential and see past the stigma
We are not saying that employers are expected to employ people who cannot perform the duties of a job. We are not saying employers must keep those who are unable to perform tasks on, just because they have a disability.
We At Action4 the Blind and Disabled strive to change lives by:
- Train people with disabilities with basic and advanced computer skills
- Assist the blind and disabled gain employment through computer skills for disabled
- Encourage the community and government to invest in computer skills for disabled
- Help people with disabilities be a part of society
A Quora member, Himanshu Dhingra explained it best:
“social stigma is one of the major problems they faced in this age of advanced technology. These discouraging treatments sometimes make it difficult for them to perform their day to day activities.”