Resource guide on disability

Julia Planina is a forth grade student at the Moscow State Humanitarian Institute for students with musculoskeletal system disorders Moscow. Photographic mission to Russian Federation, 22-29 September 2006. A disabled person is "[a]n individual whose prospects of securing, returning to, retaining and advancing in suitable employment are substantially reduced as a result of a duly recognized physical, sensory, intellectual or mental impairment." [...]
There is a strong business case for employing people with disabilities since they are often qualified for a particular job. Employers [may] benefit from the employment of people with disabilities, who can make a significant contribution at their place of employment, in jobs matched to their skills and abilities, if disability-related issues are appropriately managed. [They] may also gain by expanding the number of eligible workers through continuing the employment of those who become disabled, since valuable expertise acquired on the job and through work-related training is retained."

Managing disability in the workplace: ILO Code of Practice, 2002 (pdf 212 KB)

On this page: Find information on disability through Labordoc • International Labour Standards • Statistics • In the media • Key ILO documents • ILO databases • ILO links • External links • Photos • Slideshows • Videos

Find information on disability through Labordoc

By theme

By region

International Labour Standards



International labour standards can be found in the NORMLEX database.


Statistical methods

In the media

News & articles

World of Work, the magazine of the ILO

More videos