In the EU, 50.6 % of persons with disabilities are employed, compared to 74.8 % of persons without disabilities. Notwithstanding, women with disabilities, young disabled people and people with high support needs are more likely to be excluded from the labour market. People with disabilities encounter many working restrictions, which burdens their successful participation in the labour market. Lack of adequate education and training, work opportunities, learning difficulties, self-confidence, personal motivation, and lack of awareness of the business incentives in the business sector and training facilities to enhance an employer culture and work environment that addresses their needs are only a few. Youth Workers and educators play the most vital role in facilitating employability skills to boost self-confidence and acquire the skills necessary in the digital age for people with disabilities to enhance their career prospects and personal motivation. However, training programmes are minimal and often use traditional training methods, while innovation is missing. Pioneering a Training Programme for Young People with disabilities (YPwDs) and Youth Workers (YW) with the use of VR creates the opportunity for people with disabilities to learn in a virtual environment the skills and knowledge that are needed to effectively undertake the tasks and responsibilities necessary in specific work environments.
Moreover, businesses need to demonstrate the willingness and recognize the importance of fostering social inclusion in their work environments by ensuring that they are adequately aware of the financial, legal, and societal advantages they will obtain in the long term. People with disabilities are likely to face specific barriers i entering and sustaining entrepreneurship activities. Arguably, some of these barriers are profound social-structural constraints that severely limit life chances for certain groups of disabled people. These obstacles include lack of confidence and limited aspirations; Lack of training; Lack of relevant business knowledge and skills; Access to business opportunities; Consumer and business discrimination; particular needs that need to be addressed concerning workload, receiving of support, worktime; and lack of training of appropriate Human Resources support.