Disability-Accessibility at Workplace: A Research from Turkey

Article Information
Journal: Business and Economics Research Journal
Title of Article: Disability-Accessibility at Workplace: A Research from Turkey
Author(s): Serpil Kahraman, Cagr─▒ Bulut, Erhan Aydin
Volume: 10
Number: 4
Year: 2019
Page: 1005-1013
ISSN: 2619-9491
DOI Number: 10.20409/berj.2019.216
Economic development policies indicate the need to increase the integration of people with disabilities in the labor market. In this policy instrument, the provision of disabled accessibility is a key condition. Accessibility not only means access to physical infrastructure, but also access to employment, labor force participation and post-employment support tools and policies such as flexible business model, protected workplace, and reasonable adaptations. The aim of this study is to present the perceptions and practices of organizations towards the employment and accessibility aspects in the Turkish context. For this aim of the study, interviews are made with the representatives of 20 different public and private sector organizations. The findings indicate that the lack of knowledge, accessibility, and communication are the main barriers to disabled accessibility.

Keywords: Disability, Employment, Labour Market

JEL Classification: J70, J64

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