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Session on "Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities at workplace"

NASSCOM Foundation partnered with Wipro for a session on “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities at workplace” on 26th November 2014. The objective of the session was to create awareness among companies on Disability Inclusion at workplace; so that companies create an ecosystem that will encourage inclusion of persons with disabilities at the workplace.

The workshop was facilitated by Kavitha David and Anila Mathur of Youth 4 jobs. 20 mid level managers from 10 companies attended the session. The companies who participated in the session were Cyient Limited, DuPont, GE Capital Retail Finance, Hitachi Consulting,IBM, NTT DATA Global Delivery Services Ltd, Polaris and Thomson Reuters

The session began with a simulation exercise  organizedwith participants to understand the perspective of persons with disabilities followed by a presentation. The presentation covered aspects of etiquettes for interaction with persons with disabilities including the use of proper terminology. The presentation also covered aspects of business cases for hiring persons with disabilities along with some successful case studies. The presentation was followed by interactive sessions where challenges and best practices among companies with regard to sourcing, hiring and retention of persons with disabilities were discussed.

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