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Hidden Discrimination: Where is the IT Power of Korea Coming From?
Background/Objectives: This study was started with the questions of what contents of discrimination they had experienced personally since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 2008 and what solutions might be available for these problems. Since the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act, Focus Group Interviews (FGI) have been made with people with disabilities who were looking for a job in order to survey discriminations experienced by the disabled in the process of job search and job maintenance. Methods/Statistical Analysis: FIG gave basic information for finding national solutions and explored discriminative situations in the domain of employment. Through education and campaigns for people with disabilities about the contents of the Disability Discrimination Act, we need to create a social atmosphere that encourages the disabled to claim and support their rights by themselves. Findings: People with disabilities should recognize fully the contents of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, refusal of reasonable accommodation, discrimination by advertisements, etc., which are key contents of the Disability Discrimination Act. Most of all, because indirect discriminations disclosed in this study are highly likely around us, they should be understood and educated clearly. Improvements: With these efforts, we need to prevent discriminations against the disabled in workplaces and to promote the culture of working together in the labor market, and ultimately to deploy people with disabilities as a major national workforce of production.
Disability Discrimination, Employment, Focus Group Interview (FGI), The Person with Disabilities.
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