They develop a platform for labor inclusion for people with disabilities

The system allows to provide assistance to the labor intermediation process of people with disabilities who are looking for work, facilitating their access to the labor market under equal conditions.
In this regard, Fabiola Vásquez, coordinator of the Technology Transfer Unit of UFRO, said that “on May 26, 2022, we will announce the first results through a Dissemination Seminar in which the scientific community, associated entities, collaborators, and actors of the labor intermediation ecosystem will participate. We took a big step, however, we hope to continue promoting this platform through new projects in this same line.”
Inclusion Law
With the upcoming entry into force, in November 2022, of Law 21,275 that modifies the Labor Code, the relevant companies will be required to adopt measures that facilitate the labor inclusion of workers with disabilities. In this way, more than seven thousand companies throughout Chile will have to strengthen their labor inclusion programs and training plans. This is in addition to the enactment of Law No. 21,015 in 2017, and its implementation on April 1, 2018 that seeks to encourage the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work. 
Despite these rules, the results have been scarce and have been affected by multiple factors, yielding compliance that does not exceed 33.4% of the incorporation quota of 1% of the endowment in companies with more than 100 workers.
To support this process, UFRO academic Cecilia Bastías states that “the technology we develop called SWIS (SmartWorkInclusive System), considers the design of specific functionalities that allow recommendations to be made from candidates, based on a profile composed of a functional evaluation and a psychosocial evaluation, whose instruments have been carefully selected and validated during the development of the research. 
In addition, specific parameters are incorporated that complement the profile, allowing a recommendation to be made that facilitates the fit with certain job offers. The platform is part of the Model so, as a whole, the product is protected before INAPI as a mixed brand MIL-SWIS (Labor Inclusion Model-SmartWorkInclusive System). 
The product has a trl3 level of technological maturity, that is, it is a prototype that is expected to continue improving. The technology is aimed at public institutions of the State that make decisions regarding the labor inclusion of people with disabilities, private sector companies and the entire ecosystem of labor intermediation existing in Chile.”
In addition to Bastías, the team is composed of researchers Luis Vásquez, Pablo Valenzuela, Samuel Sepúlveda, Iván Díaz, Karina Gómez and Horacio Miranda, who devised this project considering a series of relevant data on disability. 
Among them, it stands out that in Chile 2,836,818 people aged 2 years and over are in a situation of disability (16.7% of the country’s population), that the Law of Labor Inclusion of people with disabilities implied a great demand for companies, institutions and services with 100 or more workers, and that the parameters and instruments in current application in the processes of labor intermediation of people with disabilities require updating.

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