translated from Spanish: The face of disability within the framework of the new law on labour inclusion

Today we are living a historic moment in terms of diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities. For the first time the disability is present with force in public debate, because society has raised its standards in its commitment with this community, pushed for a law that requires private and public sector to lower barriers, dare and are more inclusive.
Thus, even though until a few months ago we knew that 61% of the population with disabilities did not participate in the labour market and that the 53.9% of persons with disabilities did not have assistance and said not to need it and therefore had to work Today these numbers have changed and it is more necessary than ever to gauge the current context.
But not all about numbers, also have to be responsible and realistic with the human factors that are behind this social change. Here we are a must. We are still engaged in reinforcing or innovating through the development of professional and working tools, but understand that there is a world of personal and psychosocial factors that determine the level and the success of inclusion that has a person with? disability?
We refer to how to deal with vulnerable contexts, the ability of self-management and autonomy, the family protection and fear of discrimination, among many other aspects. All of them make the difference between a person who is independent if or not professional skills, feel that you can do and be more in their lives and one that feels that everything is determined by their disability.
With our program, be transformed that we launched together with authorities, companies and civil society, we put the challenge to address, explore and generate knowledge regarding this social dimension. From the support of a group of experts and mentors, many of them disabled and others from an inspirational role, we meet and work with a group of beneficiaries but also with their support networks, because we know that the latter is crucial to go breaking the circles that are part of the context of diversity.
With them, we are creating a cycle of opening, learning and collaboration so that they look from another perspective the context of disability and so they can acquire tools that allow them to move to another point, pass those who are and what they can do other way to your environment and also to the new networks that arm from this new experience, thus providing to others can also transform your look, creating a multiplier effect.
In these weeks were surprised how many of us are in this crusade for change, of modernity, of transformation. No longer want more complacency, nor charity, we want people empowered and committed environments, but we know that begins in people with disabilities because they are the ones who must believe in its potential, in their capacity, but we also believe that is they need support to make it reality.
Today there are many factors that have an impact on a law that advances slowly, conforming also to the size of the challenge, but the human factor in it is key and the first descent we have is acknowledge, relieve it, and take action on the matter.

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