Selection of Department and Position
The employer should look at the jobs for offered to the persons with disabilities with impartiality and consider whether the jobs can be done differently, with a new set of skills or a combination of other sets of skills. The considerations may include job location, working hours, part time versus full time positions, as well as whether the job design and responsibilities can be modified to suit persons with disabilities.
The following are some examples of assistive device/assistance which suit the needs of a particular type of disability:
|Type of disability||Assistive device / Assistance|
|Ex- Mental illness||
Remarks:The booklet “Practical Guide to Employing Persons with Disabilities” published by the Selective Placement Division of the Labour Department provides information about the working abilities of persons with disabilities
The Social Welfare Department has launched the Support Programme for Employees with Disabilities (SPED) which provides employers of persons with disabilities with a one-off subsidy in respect of each employee with disabilities for procurement of assistive devices and/or carrying out workplace modifications.
Below are some service providers offering information on assistive aids to employers and persons with disabilities:
Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Service (information available in Chinese version only)
The Hong Kong Society for the Blind
Accessible Digital Technology Centre, Hong Kong Blind Union
The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf (information available in Chinese version only)
Shine Technical Aids and Resources Centre of the Vocational Training Council Group
The human resources department and immediate supervisor may discuss with the employee with disabilities on the required assistive devices.
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