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Virtual Reality to end stereotypes related to mental disabilities

“Employees with disabilities are still often perceived as incompetent, with adaptation difficulties,” says Véronique Bustreel, director of innovation, evaluation and strategy at Agefiph. People with mental disabilities, i.e. 7% of people with disabilities or mental disorders (13% of people with disabilities) are very far from employment, even if there has been an improvement in recent years. Thus, in 2020, nearly 3/4 of bosses say they are inclined to hire people with disabilities, according to the 3rd edition of the barometer created on the subject by Agefiph and Ifop. Véronique Bustreel, explains to us in the article published on 05/13/2021 by the Nouvel Economiste that it is important to “change the image of invisible disabilities” it is a major social issue since they represent 80% disabilities. According to Unapei, 700,000 people in France are affected by mental disability. Integrating a person with a cognitive, psychological or mental disability makes it possible to change the perception of employees as well as their empathy, to enrich the organization with new contributions, different awareness, to sometimes step back in a society that goes fast (too fast) without necessarily asking the right questions…. Statistically, hiring people with disabilities improves internal solidarity (76%), greater employee commitment (54%), but also an improvement in the company's reputation (46%) according to the Kantar barometer TNS for Club Being (2018) Through its comprehensive Disability Awareness program “from recruitment to integration” in Virtual Reality, 5Discovery is committed to non-visible disabilities to better recruit and integrate talent and gain collective value” Understanding the perception, the emotions of the other with all the magic that virtual reality offers is a tremendous accelerator of change through the implementation of ethical behaviors, bearers of meaning and concrete results.

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