Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers
Under the Law for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities, enterprises employing 5 or more persons with disabilities are required to appoint a vocational life consultant who will offer advice and guidance to disabled workers on all aspects of vocational life. JEED conducts training courses for this qualification.
(1) Manuals and Other Materials Through the Development of Practical Techniques
Practical techniques are developed to facilitate the expansion of the employment field and to solve problems regarding disability employment. Reports are then compiled for distribution.
In addition, user-friendly manuals and other materials covering successful cases of disability employment classified by industry and type of disability are provided for assistance to employers.
▲Manuals and successful case compilations
(2) Reference Service for Disability Employment
A website has been created that introduces successful cases of disability employment gathered from businesses around the country that are making use of a variety of successful approaches to employ persons with disabilities.
The site can be searched by type of business or type of disability.
"Reference Service for Successful Cases of Disability Employment":
(3) Promotion of Job-related Assistive Technology
The JEED uses its website and other media to spread the use of equipment and software that support persons with disabilities in their work.
It is hoped that the availability of such assistive technology will encourage private enterprises to hire and continue to employ persons with disabilities. Also, to further promote the use of assistive technology, the equipment is lent free of charge to employers and employers’ organizations for a fixed period of time. At the time of leasing, users mayavail themselves of counseling services to ensure that they choose equipment appropriate for their own working environments and individual disability traits.
Lending of the equipment is handled through the JEED headquarters or on the website at:
▲Trackball/joystick mouse for persons with physical disabilities
▲Magnifier for persons with visual disabilities
(4) Information on Home-based Employment and Work
In order to promote home-based employment and work for severely disabled persons, JEED has set up a website called "Challenge Home Office."
Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities provide systematic support to employers who are planning to employ persons with disabilities and employers who already employ disabled workers for specific problems in employment management.
The centers create a Support Plan for Employers based on an analysis of individual employer’s needs and problems in employment management for disabled workers and provide support, including job coaches as well as periodic follow-up services.