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Job4ALL-CIF: development of a system (software/app) for disability assessment and mapping using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

Grant number: 17/00889-9
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: May 01, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal Investigator:Aline Oliveira Morais
Grantee:Aline Oliveira Morais
Host Company:Santa Causa Ltda. - ME
CNAE: Atividades de consultoria em gestão empresarial
Pesquisas de mercado e de opinião pública
City: São Paulo
Pesquisadores principais:
Rafael Abilio Publio
Associated scholarship(s):18/13516-9 - Job4ALL-CIF: development of a system (software/app) for disability assessment and mapping using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), BP.PIPE

Abstract

Research oriented to the development of a system (software/app) for the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), from the World Health Organization (WHS), for the evaluation of professionals with disability and analysis of positions and functions, based on the Brazilian Classification of Occupations (CBO) from the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MTE). By using the Job4All app, the company can evaluate each position, considering the functional limitations of potential applicants (physical, sensory, intellectual or bio-psychosocial limitations), the barriers in the work environment that can limit their productive development, besides guiding reflections on reasonable accommodations and possible solutions to overcome barriers and generate a report with all evaluated information. In Brazil, according to the last Census (IBGE, 2010), there is approximately 45 million people with disabilities. Among these, 31 million are on working age (13 million have higher education) and they are the target of the Brazilian Law n. 8.213/91, known as "Quotas Act", that requires companies with 100 or more employees to allocate a percentage of positions for hiring professionals with disabilities. However, according to RAIS, the number of professionals hired by Quotas Act is only 400 thousand, less than 1 percent of existing jobs. The great challenge is the definition of who is entitled to this right and how to satisfactorily adapt the workplace without generating excessive cost to the company. With the entry into force of Federal Law n. 13.146/2015, known as Brazilian Inclusion Law or LBI, the classification of disability for public policies should be done with tools based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). The Job4All app is intended to solve the challenge, from both private companies and the government, in the development of policies and regulations for the classification of disability and in the offer of suitable solutions in order to overcome the barriers that limit social participation. In this specific case, the area to be evaluated will be the work area. The use of ICF/WHO is a recommendation of the United Nations (UN), guided by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international treaty ratified in the Country with quality of Constitutional Amendment. From its bio-psychosocial approach, besides the evaluation of the person's disability, the tool also takes into account the conditions offered by the community where the person is inserted, the assistive technologies that might be necessary to perform some tasks and the socioeconomic conditions. The aim of the app will be to recommend solutions for the inclusive process to happen, always looking at the capacity of the professional instead of the incapacity. In addition to provide orientation and cost-effective suggestions to make the environment more accessible, comfortable and safe to all employees, with and without disability. (AU)

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