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Please enter an extended description of your team below (2000 characters-with spaces-or less, or roughly 500 words)The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), rights of people with disabilities have been advocated worldwide and in Japan since its ratification in 2014. One of the most pressing issues in Japan is reduction of working age population, and disability employment, in particular, is one such area that tends to be overlooked. Since it is strictly regulated, it commonly turns into an obligatory ‘burden’ to companies. Commercial businesses often struggle with using skills of people with disabilities and reaching their potentials. This is because employers tend to assign jobs to people with disabilities in a stereotypical view rooted from prejudice towards people with disabilities. For example, people with intellectual disabilities often work as a cleaner because they are framed in such views that they are not capable for creative roles. But we believe that even people with intellectual disabilities do have skills to use not only computers but also design softwares. Due to a wide range of disabilities, we need to cater for each individuals’ skills, talents, and dreams of people with disabilities. So we, Handy Task, bring a different practice into disability employment for which employers no longer struggle. Our solution is simple - Handy task brings an online referral system, registration template of human resources and workflow of tasks generated from companies. This Handy Task online system divides companies’ hiring needs into multiple tasks to match their unmet task to suited personality and specialty of workers with disabilities. Handy Task will enhance both company’s productivity by meeting their hiring needs, and people with disabilities by providing them with suited tasks to be motivated. Our existing prototype recognises and understands tasks in demand from companies to hire while stores the database of personality and specialty of people with disabilities who are motivated to contribute and see their own potentials. Our solution is universally applicable - bringing smile to every one of us and grow in profession. We truly believe that we need to create fair opportunities to build the inclusive society.