Innovative Practices 2014 on Accessibility

One-stop-shop for Austrian employers

ÖZIV ACCESS offers comprehensive consultancy services and tailor-made solutions to companies that employ persons with disabilities.es are made accessible for persons with all kinds of disabilities.

“According to the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities our aim is to achieve an inclusive society without barriers.”

Doris BECKER-MACHREICH
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:ÖZIV Access
Organisation:Österreichischer Zivil-Invalidenverband
Country
of origin
Austria
Beneficiaries targeted All persons with disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:Empowerment, consultancy, training

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Approx. 100 companies used the consultancy since 2006
  • Approx. 1,500 persons participated in workshops since 2006
  • Acts as advisor to the Ministry of Social Affairs in the field of accessibility

PROBLEMS TARGETED

Despite the Disability Discrimination Act, persons with disabilities in Austria still cannot participate equally in all areas of life (school, housing, culture, work etc.). The lack of accessibility and awareness in various areas prevents their full inclusion.

PROJECT

ÖZIV ACCESS offers consultancy services and solutions in the field of accessibility which are sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities and their families. Specially trained consultants advise in the fields of built environment, design, communications and social accessibility. Tailor-made training is also offered in order to increase sensitivity and advise a specific group of individuals, e.g. employees, in dealing with
persons with disabilities. ÖZIV ACCESS has worked with various Austrian companies and organisations, among others: Austrian Post AG, the
Federal Ministry of Finance, ORF, Nespresso, Merkur/Rewe, baumax, ÖBB/MUNGOS and AUA.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

ÖZIV connects persons with disabilities and the economy. The goal is to enable persons with disabilities to participate independently in all facets of life, strengthen their ability to find an appropriate workplace and receive support on their professional career path. Furthermore, ÖZIV sends out information and news from the social sector in Austria to interested people: current affairs and social issues; events; literature tips; legal information.

76_ÖZIV access_ÖZIV_FotoTailor-made training vis offered in order to increase sensitivity in dealing with persons with disabilities.
CONTACT

Ms. Doris BECKER-MACHREICH
Österreichische Zivil-Invalidenverband (ÖZIV)
Hauffgasse 3-5, 1110 Wien, Austria
+43-1-513 15 35-0
doris.becker-machreich@oeziv.org
www.oeziv.org/access

EXPERT VOTING

voted   Top marks from: NGO voters
Top marks for: Targeting all persons with disabilities

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