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How does assistive technology benefit people with disabilities on their path to and in employment?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Provide alternative basic and inexpensive computer interfaces
Increase and provide comprehensive training in the use of assistive technology from a younger age
Along with the provision of assistive technology, provide associated services to prevent its abandonment
Ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same assistive technology in the home as they would in the workplace during remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
Provide training for the colleagues of assistive technology users to ensure awareness and a supportive work environment

What is the current evidence on promoting employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Provide training on inclusive employment practices to employers and co-workers to ensure that people with IDD experience supportive working environments.
Evaluate the fit of the individual to the job position as well as customise the job description to promote better mental health of the individual.
Interventions need to be adequately adapted to the realities of persons with intellectual disabilities
Increase knowledge and awareness about assistive products and technology and the need thereof for people with IDD.
A multi-sectoral approach e.g. job coaches, co-workers, managers, and families are needed to create more work participation and promote supported employment.

How can we promote the effective implementation of Legal Capacity as outlined in Article 12 of the UN CRPD in LMICs?

Cross-cutting
Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Promote law reforms that recognize and regulate the legal capacity of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the “standards” of the CRPD
Train public officers in the use of CRPD “standards” or guidelines
Provide alternative support approaches that engage with social services and community mental health services
Monitor and report on the experiences of support and implementation promoted by state funded initiatives and civil society funded initiatives, irrespective of their size and scope
Monitor and report on the implementation of the reforms
Raise awareness about the importance of legal capacity with different key actors for the Reform

How can we promote access to assistive technology for individuals with disabilities in Low- and Middle-Income Settings

Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Increase awareness about assistive technology and service delivery methods, especially among people with disabilities and their families.
Integrate assistive technology services into the universal health system
Provide client-centred services and assistive technology.
Set up robust training and assessment for assistive technology service providers.
Provide adequate financial support to enhance affordability.
Remove barriers and provide individual support for assistive technology use.
Set up effective collaboration among stakeholders of assistive technology.

How can health and social care services promote the safety and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in LMICs?

Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
People with IDD should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination, in particular people with Down Syndrome.
Vaccine promotion campaigns for people with IDD should be inclusive, person-centred, and focussed
Reasonable adjustments should be made to clinical policies and practices to ensure equity of access and provision for people with IDD
Robust behaviour support response plan should be put in place for people with IDD, particularly those with behaviours of concern
Strengthen data collection to assess the impact of COVID-19 on people with IDD as well as their caregivers
Take a collaborative approach including people with IDD and civil society organisations to inform all policies and programmes that facilitate their safety and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

What is the evidence of successful interventions that increase employment and livelihood participation for people with psychosocial disability?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Explicit inclusion of people with psychosocial disability in all national policies and programmes on disability within the UNCRPD framework.
Address workplace stigma and discrimination around people with psychosocial disability using social contact interventions.
Affirmative action such as workplace reasonable accommodation should be individualised based on the needs of people with psychosocial disability.
People with psychosocial disability should have access to effective and affordable mental health services. Multi-stakeholders should co-ordinate their efforts to support people with psychosocial disability in employment opportunities.
Allocate funding to implement Supported employment (SE), particularly ‘Individual Placement and Support’ (IPS), for people with psychosocial disability.
Further develop the evidence base to inform and guide policymaking.

What are the core principles that should be considered in the development of policies and programmes related to persons with disabilities in LMICs?

Cross-cutting
Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Enhance disability inclusion by reducing or eliminating the barriers and/or providing additional required measures to facilitate participation and inclusion.
Align national policies and programmes on disability with the UNCRPD framework.
Take a collaborative approach to realising the rights of persons with disabilities, and invest in capacity development to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda of ‘Leave no one behind.’
Recognise the influence of intersectionality, and adopt a twin-track approach to promoting disability-inclusive development in all areas including education, health, employment, and social activities.
Improve and harmonise data collection to inform appropriate programme design and implementation as well as evaluate the impact of policies and programmes, using standardised approaches that allow disaggregated data by disability status.
Further develop the evidence base to inform and guide policy making.

What progress has been made to operationalise the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) framework to promote inclusive employment?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
National legal and policy frameworks should reflect the rights of persons with disabilities and be aligned with the CRPD principles
Adopt a multi-sectoral approach to formulate and implement policies and programmes for inclusive employment
Develop clear guidelines to mandate the implementation of policies that promote inclusive employment
Ensure adequate financial resources are available to support inclusive employment
Use established tools and strategies to monitor and evaluate the policy implementation
Invest in future research to inform evidence-based disability related policies

How can we overcome barriers to accessing rehabilitation for persons with disabilities in LMIC?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Use updated WHO guidance to strengthen and better integrate rehabilitation services into health systems
Build the capacity of an indigenous rehabilitation workforce to better meet population rehabilitation needs
Identify context-relevant approaches to tackle key barriers to accessing rehabilitation among people with disabilities in LMICs
Collect, strengthen and share evidence on what works to improve access to rehabilitation for people with disabilities