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Government-backed online job-portal for all people with disabilities
MYFutureJobs is a job portal of the State Social Security Organization (SOCSO) in Malaysia for people with disabilities. Since 2020 employers who want to participate in government-funded projects have been required to register on the portal, and SOCSO has helped to find employment for 3,625 people as of 2022.
Social Security Organization Malaysia, MYFutureJobs, Malaysia
Sign language video support for the electoral participation of people with hearing disabilities
In 2021 the National Electoral Service SERVEL, which is responsible for conducting elections and voting in Chile, introduced a permanent video interpretation service in Chilean sign language on its website to support voter participation by people with hearing disabilities. In the same year 340 people used this service.
SERVEL - Electoral Service of Chile, The Sign Language Video Interpretation Service of SERVEL, Chile
Theatre arts programme for youth with disabilities
‘Access to Theatre’ is a free inclusive arts programme designed to help young people develop artistic and communication skills. Developed in 1994 by Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) in the United States, the four-week programme has about 65 participants each year.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Access to Theatre, United States of America
Trainings on sexual and reproductive health for youth with disabilities
BodyTalk’ is a project in Viet Nam on the topic of adolescent sexuality. Initiated by the Liliane Fund and the Rutgers organization, both from the Netherlands, it brings together young people with disabilities, their parents, teachers, communities, and health care providers.
Liliane Foundation, BodyTalk, Vietnam
Empowering people with disabilities to stand up in elections in Sub-Saharan Africa
In 2017, Sightsavers developed a programme with partners in Senegal and Cameroon that supports the political participation of people with disabilities, but also sensitizes electoral authorities to inclusive policy-making. Since then, the political presence of people with disabilities has increased significantly.
Sightsavers, Citizenship and political participation programme, Senegal
NGO developing young people with disabilities for leadership positions
In 2019 the Youth Disability Advocacy Service from Australia developed a leadership programme for young people with disabilities aged 14 to 25, and by 2022 there were 120 graduates, most of whom have gained paid employment. In addition, the programme has already been licensed to other organizations.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Young Leaders Programme, Australia
Multifaceted relief programme for people struggling with mental health
Developed in 2019 by Rincon Family Services in Chicago, USA, The Living Room (TLR) is a non-clinical safe space providing respite and recovery support to people experiencing psychological crisis. The number of TLR guests increased to 1,000 by mid-2022 and the model has been adopted across the US state of Illinois.
Rincon Family Services, The Living Room, United States of America
Smart technology supporting persons with intellectual disabilities staying at home alone
The US-based Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) introduced ‘Smart Living’ in 2017, which combines personal care with smart-home technologies and virtual support. Smart Living aims to reduce the number of in-person staff required, and has helped more than 50 people to date.
LADD Inc., Smart Living, United States of America
Self-advocacy group of persons with intellectual disabilities
Im Jahr 2011 initiierte das Instituto Jô Clemente in São Paulo, Brasilien, das Projekt "Selbstverteidigung", um Menschen mit geistigen Behinderungen zu befähigen, sich selbst zu verteidigen. Seit 2015 hat die Gruppe von Selbstvertretern einen Sitz im Stadtrat von São Paulo, im Jahr 2022 hatte sie 30 Mitglieder:innen.
Jo Clemente Institute, Self-Defence Project, Brazil
Study circles supporting persons with intellectual disabilities in political processes
Via ‘study circles’ Studieforbundet Vuxenskolan (SV) from Sweden makes it easier for people with intellectual disabilities to access political processes. SV has also created a process that allows voters with disabilities to address questions important to them to political representatives.
SV Study Association Vuxenskolan, My choice/My election, Sweden