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Participation of persons with disabilities

March 9, 2010

People with disabilities want to live like people who have no disabilities.

Woman with disabled child

People with disabilities want to live like people who have no disabilities. They want to be mobile and able to master their day-to-day lives without outside help. And they have a right to this. As set forth in the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, no one may be discriminated against due to a disability. For this reason, one of the most fundamental tasks that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) discharges is to establish - as the lead ministry - equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and make it possible for them to participate as equals in society and the working world. At national and international level, the Act on Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (BGG), the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provide the framework for this policy.

Vocational training and employment (Assisted Employment, RehaFutur), rehabilitation and the establishment of accessibility in the broadest sense of the term constitute special areas of focus for the work the Ministry pursues on behalf of people with disabilities. In the context of Germany's eGovernment Strategy in the area of integration and participation, the BMAS is additionally responsible for the (Making Integration Easy) internet platform.

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