We had held our 4th Ability For Success Online Discussion event on 12th of June, 2016. It is our privilege to have 1 guest from Washington state and 2 guests from Japan. The topic is How to evaluate ability and performance effectively and properly?
The Ability For Success topic in April was “how to create an inclusive and diverse workplace effectively?” We have two guests from US this time. They share a similar goal which is to make the society a better place. Their motivations are different but equally inspiring. We discussed and exchanged ideas about the what the key elements are to create an inclusive and diverse working environment.
Difference is not valued much in the current education system. So is the current recruitment system. However, is the traditional recruitment system able to identify applicants’ optimal strengths and their individual uniqueness?
Majority of the world population is able-bodied people. As a result, most infrastructures and rules are made based able-bodied world standard. Most people think ramp is only for wheelchair users. Is it?
Continuously on the report of “Ability for Success” held on 21 Feb in 2016. Annie and Mizuki have shared “discrimination” that they experienced due to their disabilities at workplace and daily life.
We have hosted our first online event “Ability for Success” on 21 Feb in 2016, and shared experiences and thoughts about “Misunderstanding or Discrimination at Work and in Daily Life” in English.
Jeff and I have hosted “the 12th Big Smile”. The topics we covered includes: 1. Difficulties people with disabilities are facing, and 2. What are the reasonable accommodations at work?
We had our 11th Big Smile Online Gathering yesterday. The topic this time is “special need education vs regular education.”
We have talked about: What rehabilitation counsellor is? Public transportation in the States, Canada and in Japan.