It is not always simple to find jobs, public places, training or activities that give access to disabled people. It makes their inclusion and lives in European societies harder than we could imagine. We must educate ourselves to raise our awareness to break discriminations and include disabled people in societies.
Eurostat established the “Disability statistics”, to show the difference of employability for people (from 15 to 64 years old) with “no basic activity difficulty” and the ones with “a basic activity difficulty” in Europe.
The numbers in the publication are demonstrating the unfair reality that occurs in European countries: “less than one person out of two with basic activity difficulties is employed”.
In this sense, various projects and strategy in Europe are fighting these inequalities by developing initiatives to support disabled people in Europe.
The European project Diversamente Coding aims at proposing learning coding for deaf adults (the age range of the participants is from 18 to 55 years old) in Europe. The main goal of this initiative is to strengthen the skills of disabled people by bringing to them learning activities to have more skills in programming, to increase their digital literacy such as their autonomy and social inclusion! The partners of the project launched a YouTube channel where you can find all the materials developed and videos in sign languages of the partners’ countries: available here. Learn more about Diversamente Coding on www.diversamentecoding.eu
The European Commission developed the European disability strategy 2010-2020 to break the barriers that remain existent between disabled people and non-disabled ones. Its goal is to raise the rights of people with disability and their participation in societies in Europe. Moreover, it’s focusing on 8 important areas such as equality, employability, education and training and others to you can find out on https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1484.
People with disabilities have equal rights as people who don’t have them, so it is crucial to give them the possibility to have access to the exact same thing as non-disabled people all over Europe.