This article presents an analytic review of the major milestones in social and employment policies for people with disabilities in Spain in recent decades. It covers labour reforms, action plans for employment, the role of public bodies and disability organisations, and economic and employment protection. In addition, it examines the influence of European policies and guidelines on disability and employment, and their impact on Spanish social and employment policies. The article concludes that there are significant obstacles which need to be overcome. Such obstacles include insufficient political will, lack of information, and the danger of false controversies. 1
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