“The inclusion of workers with disabilities across all industries and at all levels of a company is not only a matter of human rights but also a matter of business success,” says award-winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who’s part of the ILO’s work on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the world of work.

The world of work has dramatically changed in the last 100 years and so have the views on persons with disabilities. Around the globe, there is an increasing awareness about disability being a part of the wider human diversity we are all part of. Persons with disabilities bring valuable talents, skills and ideas. The inclusion of workers with disabilities across all industries is not only a matter of human rights but also a matter of business success. We need to make sure that these changes take people with disabilities into account working towards getting more and more persons with disabilities into decent work.