Vol 2 No 3 (2019): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2019

The Employment Continuum: A Framework for Hiring People with Disabilities in Dubai, UAE

Jennifer Erin Camulli
Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, Educational Therapist, Dubai, UAE
Guohui Xie
Special Educational Needs Consultant, DDDC, Singapore
Published September 9, 2019
  • People with Disabilities (PWD),
  • People of Determination (POD),
  • Emiratisation,
  • Inclusive Employment,
  • Universal Design,
  • Accessibility
  • ...More
How to Cite
Erin Camulli, J., & Xie, G. (2019). The Employment Continuum: A Framework for Hiring People with Disabilities in Dubai, UAE. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(3), 56-75. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir1936

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Globally, people with disabilities (PWD) face enormous barriers to securing decent and sustainable employment in the workforce. Quota systems to counter this have been enacted in some countries and yielded some successful results. There is risk, however, of token employment within a quota program in the absence of a structured assessment/evaluation protocol. The authors of this paper propose a comprehensive inclusive employment framework, The Employment Continuum, for employment of PWD in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a measure to temper ableist practices and address the need for assessment/evaluation protocol of PWD as well as an appraisal of the employer and workplace to ensure accessible and sustainable employment.


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