September 26th 2019
MIE – When Tsu City In Mie Prefecture employs people with disabilities, it effectively excludes people with mental and intellectual disabilities and people with visual and hearing disabilities.
On the 25th of September, a request was submitted to Tsu city’s city council. The request states that the city “did not take care. It wanted to improve it quickly” and it reflected it in the recruitment examinations.
The employee recruitment examination application form scheduled for hiring clearly states “office work (for disabled people)”, and as a precaution, “fill in correctly with a ballpoint pen or ink” “There are no tests using Braille or voice PCs”.
Mr. Shinji Matsuda (62), a representative of an association representing the disabled said, “This kind of wording is very disappointing and sad. I want you to change the lack of rational consideration and improve it, including the work environment,” said Tadanori Araki. I gave a request to the general manager. Mr. Araki replied, “I wanted to avoid the situation where I was employed but not working. I want to think about a job that makes the best use of the characteristics of individual obstacles.”
According to Hiroshi Sugita (37), the secretary general of the association representing Matsusaka and Iga City, which are adjacent to the city, do not specify the type of disability. “I hope other cities, towns and villages will review the application qualifications in response to a request from Tsu City.
Some people with visual impairments actually gave up taking the examination in Tsu City. Junichiro Uchida, Chairman of the City Welfare Society for the Visually Impaired City (71) said, “There are people who have excellent abilities even if they are blind. The government wants to adopt excellent young people by looking at what they can do even if they have disabilities. “I have high expectations.”
”Mr. Matsuda said,“ Even if assistance is needed, I want to work and connect with society.