The Dignity of Work: Challenges and Opportunities Facing People with Disabilities Around the World

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021


Sessions are built on 50 minutes blocks which contain two strands of similar topics. Each presentation is scheduled for 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions to either presenters. There is a 5 minute break between sessions. Note the 2.5 hour break between afternoon and evening sessions from 3:30p/1530 to 6:00p/1800. An hour of networking will beging at 6:00p/1800 with presentations resuming at 7:00p/1900. 

8:00AM - 8:30PM/2030  US Central Time Zone

1500 (2021/3/3)- 330 (2021/3/4) Prague, Czech Republic CET

1700 (2021/3/3) - 2300 (2021/3/4) Moscow, Russia MSK

2300 (2021/3/3) - 1130 (2021/3/4) Tokyo, Japan JST


Choosing to work is a fundamental human right for all people, including those with disabilities. Having a job lifts people out of poverty, gives them independence, provides social connections, and plays an important role in both individual self-worth and society. With resilience and innovation, some people with disabilities are overcoming generations of workplace discrimination and thriving in meaningful employment. This forum will highlight some of these global success stories, the families behind them, and the employers who have discovered the power of a diverse workforce.

Parents of people with disabilities will discuss their hopes and dreams about job opportunities, and employers who have hired people with disabilities will share their perspectives. Key experts from diverse academic, government, and non-government organizations will also provide insights.


Rená​ta Tichá​ -

Brian Abery -