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Online accessibility training for civil servants
SENADIS, the National Disability Service of Chile, launched an online accessibility training programme for civil servants, called Preparados para Incluir, that offered three courses centred around accessibility, its legal framework, general principles, and access to ICT.
SENADIS - National Service for the Disabled Chile, Preparados para Incluir (Ready to Include), Chile
Planning and building accessible cities, simplified
In 2002 CCA began to publish graphic accessibility guides in the form of leaflets called "Accessible Thematic Files." By 2017, 13 Files have been published, supporting municipalities, planning institutions, and the public with the aim of accelerating the planning of accessible environments, buildings, and towns.
Corporación Ciudad Accesible, Graphic Accessibility Guides, Chile
A three-year vocational training programme for students with intellectual disabilities
The "Diploma in Working Skills" is a three-year programme for people with learning difficulties to develop employment skills. Both professional and social competences are taught during the training. The programme takes place on the university campus and students have access to all extracurricular activities on site.
Andres Bello University, Socio-labour training programme in a university setting, Chile
Ecological car washing service employing a majority of people with disabilities
SecoChile is an eco-washing service for cars, where most of the employees are people with disabilities. There are 45 registered (corporate) customers, serviced by 300 employees nationwide. The income is 15 per cent above the minimum wage in Chile. In 2019 a home-washing service was implemented.
SecoChile, Seco Chile, Chile
CETRAM is a community-based organisation which helps to find personalised solutions for individual needs in regard to wellness and health. It offers technical aids and assistive technology at low cost at home.
CETRAM aims to include educational and technological assistance as well as social, analytical and political elements. An interdisciplinary team identifies and finds solutions to problems in regard to the health system that violate the fundamental rights of the people with disabilities involved, especially intellectual ones.
CETRAM - Center of Movement Disorders, Customising health solutions, Chile
Training and placing the vulnerable in Chile
The programme supports financially particularly disadvantaged women, young people and people with disabilities on their way into the labour market through skills training, supported employment, and labour intermediation. In 2016, 5,235 people with disabilities were given the opportunity to receive training.
Chilean National Training and Employment Service, More Capable Programme of 2014-2018 National Training and Employment Service (SENCE), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Chile, Chile
Business service offering video-based live interpretation in sign and other languages
Vi-Sor links users with interpreters for real-time conversations in different languages, including sign language, and can be accessed in several ways depending on the situation. As of 2020, Vi-Sor is active in more than 1,100 offices offering a range of services and has supported more than 50,000 conversations.
Red Apis, Vi-Sor, Chile
Municipality Council running a four-step job integration model
Users undergo an assessment before being trained in obtaining a job. Support then continues during the start of the job, making reasonable adjustments, and continues with a follow-up evaluation and contact throughout the work experience. Since its launch in 2013, 356 people with disabilities have participated and 118 have found employment.
Municipality of Providencia, Providencia Labour Inclusion Programme, Chile
National state-run training and job-placement programme for people with disabilities
The Format for Work, Disability Line programme offers people with disabilities theoretical and practical vocational training and then placement in dependent employment. The programme was launched in 2014. Between 2015 and by 2020 there were a total of 9,929 users, of whom 7,995 completed their training.
SCENE Chile - National Training and Employment Service, Training for Work, Chile
Literacy app to stimulate reading development for children with Down Syndrome
La Mesita was developed at the Catholic University of Chile. It is a free app that supports the reading development of children, especially those with Down Syndrome. Users can select a specific environment, such as a fair or an amusement park. La Mesita adapts to the user´s characteristics, and allows for an endless number of activities.
Catholic University of Chile, Centre for the Development of Inclusive Technologies, La Mesita, Chile