List of Material Series

No.40 Social Enterprises by the Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities in EU Countries(March 2008)(Japanese Link)
There has been an increase in the employment of persons with disabilities by the social enterprises in EU. This study, in its first chapter, discusses the overall policies on entrepreneurship and social enterprises and the results of these policies regarding the employment of persons with disabilities. The second chapter includes a current situation on employment of persons with disabilities by the German social enterprises as an active labor market policy, and the results of the"Integration Project" by the German Labor and Social Ministry. The third chapter includes a current situation of France, which is under the quota system as in Germany, about the development and the importance of French social enterprises in French economy and the Entreprise Adaptée which recently integrated workshops and the telework. The fourth chapter discusses the English policies to promote social firms as well as other social enterprises and survey results of the social firms. The fifth chapter discusses the Spanish policies on social enterprises including Cooperativa de Trabajo Asociado, the Sociedad Laboral, and the ONCE.
No.39 Study on the Problem of Employment Support for Young People in Difficulty Finding Employment(March 2008)(Japanese Link)
The study group on vocational guidance for the young people with developmental disabilities was set up and the problem of employment support for young people in difficulty finding employment was discussed. This paper reported about following four points: (1)Problem about young people who are not easy to access employment service; (2)Current situation and problem of organization that supports unemployed young people; (3)Support needs and vocational readiness of the young people with developmental disabilities were examined; (4)Necessity of cooperation of employment support measures for young people and employment support measures for people with disabilities.
No.38 Current Status on Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Japan (November 2007) (Japanese Link)
In order to make more information available, the document records the recounted data of "Survey on the Actual Employment of Persons with Disabilities" conducted by the Ministry of Health , Labour and Welfare in 2003.
No.37 A Survey of Issues of Community System to Support Employment of Persons Needing Continuous Medical Treatments and Care (March 2007) (Japanese Link)
The survey was conducted in November, 2005, as a part of the project research "Comprehensive Research concerning a Development of Community Support Network in Cooperation of Labor, Health, Medical and Welfare Sectors for Working Life of Persons with Disabilities." The results of the mail survey of organizations of nationwide medical, health and welfare sectors were compiled. Many organizations of medical, health and welfare sectors conducted employment supports as a part or an extension of livelihood supports to deal with needs for employment and improvement of quality of life of their clients. The supports were with a purpose of making employment possible despite of diseases and disabilities, and with investigative tries and errors. Also their strong needs for cooperation with employment support organizations and future possibility of strengthening of the cooperation were identified.
No.36 Customized Employment Manual(March 2007)(Japanese Link)
Various materials developed through the demonstration program of the Customized Employment in the U.S. were analyzed for an introduction to Japan, and then originally compiled as a form of a manual for Japanese users to understand and interactively implement the key practices such as supported employment, person-centered planning, marketing to employers as customers, and one-stop approach. The eight chapter manual is intended to be friendly for newly involved community practitioners to employment supports and for other beginners of community support for persons with disabilities.
No.35 Expansion of Employment Opportunities and Support Services for Persons with Visual Disabilities (March 2006) (Japanese Link)
In Japan many blind and visually impaired persons have been engaged in massage, acupuncture and moxibustion. Since the 1960s, however, changes in our society such as the advancement of higher education for blind and visually impaired persons and the development of computer technology have been promoting the cultivation of new employment fields and the expansion of employment opportunities. This document summarizes the current situation and issues of support services for persons with visual disabilities based on various materials published, together with briefings on the history of expansion in employment opportunities.
No.34 Information on the Movement of Offering Social Support for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in the United States (July 2005) (Japanese Link)
The document comprises translations of materials regarding employment of persons with disabilities published by the U.S. federal government, in the timing when specific administration and issues of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became clear in the 10 years since the bill's enactment. "The Final Report of the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities" is a report created jointly by 14 departments summarizing issues and suggestions of policies and programs that the United States has set for employment of persons with disabilities. "Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the American with Disabilities Act" is a document by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which explains reasonable accommodations and undue hardships with specific various case examples. The President's "New Freedom Initiative" summarizes the outline of various new policies in the United States.
No.33 Overseas Effort to Secure Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities (March 2005) (Japanese Link)
The document reports "telework", "public demand", "self-employment for persons with disabilities", and "quota system and work integration support system for persons with severe disabilities in Germany" as recent efforts in foreign countries to secure workplaces for persons with disabilities.
As for "telework", general conditions in foreign countries, research on "telework" and projects such as training for persons with disabilities in Germany and France, government guidelines for "telework" administration in the United States, examples of "telework" by persons with disabilities, etc. are reported.
As for "public demand", the document summarizes governmental activities relating to the JWOD Program for persons with sever disabilities including persons with visual impaired; and regarding the "self-employment for people with disabilities", the document summarizes the systems in the United States where the self-employment is one of the options of vocational rehabilitation.
No.32 Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Techniques and Considerations for Disabilities (March 2005) (Japanese Link)
The document systematically covers the tips and tricks of interview and communication gathered from knowledge and information about counseling techniques, social case work, psychiatric interviews, etc., from three viewpoints: "formation and reformation of a trust relationship": "promotion of the client's self-awareness": and "support for solving problems". And all of which can be useful for all experts supporting employment of persons with disabilities. The document also includes themes such as client's decision making, emotional control, schizophrenia and depression disease control, and cooperation with client's family.
No.31 New Movement of Regional Mental Health Welfare - Efforts by the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Program in Japan - (March 2005) (Japanese Link)
The document is a report of a workshop held inviting staff responsible for the Japanese version of the ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) (ACT-J) that assists in the community life of persons with severe mental disabilities. The document offers an easy-to-understand explanation on the practical side of ACT's unique approach; forming an individual support team, the concept of recovery, specific preventive measures against the burnout of staff, and so on.
No.30 Study on the Employment Systems for Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific Region (September 2003) (Japanese Link)
The document discerns and analyzes the actual situation of labor markets for persons with disabilities and vocational rehabilitation systems, etc., in the Asia and the Pacific region, focusing on countries such as China, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, from the viewpoints of employment-related legislation and policies, employment support organizations and services, actual employment situation of persons with disabilities, and so on, as well as clarifying the issues in each country.
No.29 Nationwide Survey on the Employment/work Support for Persons with Disabilities in Facilities such as Welfare Institutions (July 2003) (Japanese Link)
With an aim of clarifying the actual situation, issues and consciousness of the facilities such as welfare institutions concerning employment/work support, the document summarizes attributes of facilities, the types and characteristics of disabilities they support, the contents of employment/work support they offer, the contents of consultations from employers, the issues on employment/work support, etc., by analyzing data from 3,459 nationwide facilities that responded to mail-in survey, and at the same time, it explains the development of the "Social Resource Research System (trial version)" that enables utilization of the research results in local employment/work support network for the disabled as well as the "Integrated Database for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities" (Universal Work Database, UWDB) that synthesizes these factors.
No.28 Study on the Settling in at the Job of Persons with Brain Injury (March 2002) (Japanese Link)
Focusing on the settling in at the job of persons with higher brain dysfunction and targeting persons with brain injury in the scope of vocational rehabilitation, the document offers a fundamental information for assisting their settling in at work, conducting a survey to access actual relationships between the individual disability characteristics, the support and consideration from workplace, and the "job settlement" situations, through a comparison of the "job settlement"-possible group with the "job settlement"-difficult group.
No.27 Survey on the Job and Worksite Environment Improvement Concerning Employment of Persons with Disabilities - The Current Status of the Worksite Environment Arrangement for Employing Persons with Disabilities and the Effect Verification - (August 2002) (Japanese Link)
With an aim to establish an organized scheme for arranging the worksite environment as a technical system for vocational rehabilitation, based on the results of detailed mail-in survey covering 1,611 nationwide workplaces employing disabled persons, the document clarifies and presents matters to be arranged for establishing a disabled person-friendly worksite environment. The effects are verified as to various aspects including the status of environmental arrangements within workplaces that enable employment of persons with severe occupational impairments, the resolution of occupational problems and restrictions, the satisfaction level of disabled persons toward their work life, and the feelings of burden at the accepting sides.
No.26 International Comparison of Employment Quota and Levy System for Persons with Disabilities (March 2002) (Japanese Link)
The document includes the entire translation of the report "Employment Quotas, Levies and National Rehabilitation Funds for Persons with Disabilities: Pointers and practices" issued by ILO, where Professor Thornton of York University presents a summary by country and describes the characteristics of each system as well as basic principles of the policy planning and the operation/management of rehabilitation fund (levy). It also summarizes and explains attitudes and evaluations of researchers of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Japan for the employment quota system for persons with disabilities.
No.25 QOL and QWL of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities - In Considering Client-centered Vocational Rehabilitation - (March 2002) (Japanese Link)
The document focuses on the meaning and purpose of work, Quality of Working Life (QWL), and lifelong Quality of Life (QOL), summarizing fundamental information materials that contribute to organizing these concepts. It is particularly worth noting that it includes an abridged translation of the guidebook "Quality of Life" published by the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) in 1997, a compilation of their discussions.
No.24 Employment Policies for Persons with Disabilities in Foreign Countries (August 2001) (Japanese Link)
The document compiles the results of research on the employment policies for persons with disabilities in foreign countries, which was conducted by the "Research Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Foreign Countries" established in FY2000. The research covers 5 countries: Germany and France where the employment quota and levy system have been adopted to expand the employment opportunities for persons with disabilities; the United States and the United Kingdom where anti-discrimination laws for persons with disabilities have been effective; and Sweden which cannot be classified as either of these groups. It also includes Japanese translations of employment-related laws/provisions for persons with disabilities that seem to be especially important among those of the 5 countries above.
No.23 The Actual Situation of Workplace Improvement for Persons with Disabilities - Analysis of the Data Applied for the "Workplace Improvement Contest for Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities" - (October 2001) (Japanese Link)
We extracted 1,053 cases of workplace environment improvement from data received for the "Workplace Improvement Contest for Promoting the Employment of Persons with Disabilities". The document organizes data in a list for the specific content of issues and improvement, effect of improvement, disabilities covered, etc., analyzing them for type of improvement, type of industry, type of dysfunction, etc.
No.22 User Survey on Windows PCs by Persons with Visual Disabilities (January 2001) (Japanese Link)
The document is a report of a user survey on Windows PCs covering visually-impaired persons, with an aim of understanding the use of Windows PCs by visually-impaired persons and the need for improvement at workplaces, etc.
No.21 Trends of Employment Policies for Persons with Disabilities in Europe and the United States (September 1999) (Japanese Link)
The document compiles reports and discussions about legislation, definition of disability, vocational rehabilitation program applied in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, and compares them with those of Japan, with reference to the result of a comparative study on employment policies in 18 countries published in 1997 by York University, and the 1998 ILO report. It also includes data on the employment situations and support services for persons with disabilities in Australia and New Zealand.