The goal of inclusive planning is to create environments that allow all social groups to participate in social life. The process has several stages. First, we need to be aware and accept the fact that all people are different and have many different characteristics: age, gender, economic status, ethnicity, language, and so on. Then we need to identify the factors and barriers that create discrimination and prevent different people from becoming involved in community life. And only then can we create the conditions to overcome these barriers.
Let’s look at employment as an example. Imagine that an employer decides to adhere to the principle of inclusion. They organize special training for their team, then review company policies, job descriptions (whether or not they are discriminatory), the standard set of interview questions, assess the availability of space, etc. If they find violations or barriers, they eliminate them: for example, they build an elevator or ramps, equip toilets, train all of their staff in proper communication to understand and accept human diversity.
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