Handicap: the DuoDay, a positive initiative that is developing

FIGARO DEMAIN – For people with disabilities, this device is a means of diving in a working environment.

On May 16, 2019, the DuoDay will change dimension to extend “at the same time” to all the countries of the European Union. This device, born in Ireland, then launched in Belgium and arrived three years ago in Lot-et-Garonne, allows the setting up of duos between volunteer employees and people for a day, on all types of positions or trade. It is on this life-size principle of “live my life” that Mélanie Ségard, a 21-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome, made her dream come true in March 2017 by presenting, with Anaïs Baydemir, the weather report after the 8 pm newscast on France 2.

Under the impetus of, the 2018 edition of DuoDay crossed the Lot-et-Garonnaises borders for the first time and was deployed throughout the territory, with some 4,000 tandems identified. If the objective is, in fine, to promote the inclusion of …