There are inequalities regarding employment and the ability to provide for oneself
For example, in Britain, 48% of disabled adults are in employment compared to 79% of non-disabled people. In Sweden, 56% among people with disabilities who state that they have a reduced working capacity, have employment. When it comes to cognitive impairments, only 35% are employed.
This implies that many people with disabilities are not part of the labor market which in turn creates alienation and personal consequences such as lower self-esteem.
Increased participation for people with disabilities creates concretes economic benefits for everyone. Going from alienation and isolation to a permanent part and inclusion in the workforce will gain society, enterprises and the individual.
The benefits for society are social and economic sustainability, cost-effectiveness, diversity, integration and important labor resources.