employment opportunities for the differently abled persons in india: issues and challenges

Research Article
Disabled person.Disability act, production work shop scheme

Persons with disabilities are entitled to exercise their civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights on an equal basis with others. People may be disabled by physical, intellectual or sensory impairment, medical conditions or mental illness. Such impairments, conditions or illnesses may be permanent or transitory in nature. People with disabilities are vulnerable to social devaluation and negatives identities. To truly effect a change in this we need to enhance their capabilities since social value is usually accorded to people who are perceived to be competent and skilled. Every little effort can make an enormous difference, hope can overcome cynicism and tenacity can prevail over material if citizens of a society can harness the most powerful energy in the world -- human talent -- to the task of adapting to the demands of the 21st century. In this context, this paper makes an attempt to study the issues and challenges before the persons with disabilities in getting employment opportunities and suggest some ways and means to enhance their economic independence. Persons with disabilities suffer from discrimination based on society's prejudice and ignorance. In addition, they often do not enjoy the same opportunities as other people because of the lack of access to essential services. This paper makes an attempt to study the various issues and challenges faced by the Differently Abled Persons in getting employment opportunities in India.