Disability Inclusion

A better quality of life for persons with disabilities

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) is a leading disability organisation with over 80 years’ experience in enabling, supporting and enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities. The NCPD strives to make South Africa a country where persons with disabilities have access to equal opportunities and rights. Our goal …

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‘Rolling Goddess’ shares her wins, struggles in the fashion industry

Lebohang Monyatsi plays the role of Rosie on the soapie ‘Generations: The Legacy’ and she is the first South African woman in a wheelchair to be a runway model. By Palesa Manaleng, EWN As we enter the last week of Youth Month and just recently witnessed the Paris Fashion Week, Eyewitness News caught up with …

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500 CEOs of major organisations create the world’s biggest community for disability business inclusion

Global business collective, The Valuable 500, announces it has reached its milestone of securing commitments from 500 global CEOs and their companies worldwide. Global business collective, The Valuable 500, announces it has reached its goal of 500 international organisations committing to put disability inclusion on their board agenda, making it the world’s biggest CEO collective …

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Doubling down on accessibility: Microsoft’s next steps to expand accessibility in technology, the workforce and workplace

Written by Brad Smith, Microsoft President More than 1 billion people around the world live with a disability, and at some point, most of us likely will face some type of temporary, situational or permanent disability. The practical impacts are huge. Employment and education rates are lower and poverty rates are higher for people with disabilities. And …

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Five ways companies can improve disability inclusiveness

Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between the way people function, and the ability they have to participate in society. Every member of society should enjoy the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life in a professional and personal capacity. Disability inclusiveness involves creates a welcoming, user-friendly environment for all team players, which …

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Multinationals must ensure policy, not geography drives disability inclusion

There is often a certain pride associated with working for a multinational corporation or global brand. This is, perhaps, even more the case for disabled staff, who may face additional barriers to entering the workforce in the first place. It is, therefore, not so difficult to imagine why it could be frustrating for disabled employees …

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New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers A new study of 120 global brands shows how over 90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers. The study is the first to consider how businesses are serving the needs of disabled people at …

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