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Plan Vive Digital is a national plan to increase both Internet access and Internet usage. One of its specific objectives is to improve universal access to ICT. More than 80 initiatives proactively address vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, in order to promote their educational, labour and social inclusion.
Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Colombia
Promoting sexual and reproductive rights of all young people
The four organization working together have developed training and information for health professionals, judges, young people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, and their families. Between 2012 and 2018 they have trained over 3,000 people and influenced new health legislation introduced in 2017.
Asdown Colombia, Colombia
Free relay service with sign language interpreters, also on phone and Whatsapp
Through the platform, deaf people can communicate with hearing people in different ways using interpreters: via video to phone or Whatsapp, virtual online interpreting, and also via text to telephone. The service is available 24/7. On average, there are more than 40,000 calls per month, 21 per cent of which are professional.
FENASCOL - National Federation of the Deaf of Colombia, Centro de Relevo – Relay Centre, Colombia
Government-sponsored radio station targeting blind and visually impaired listeners
La Radio Incluyente is a radio station in Colombia with programmes targeted towards the blind and visually impaired. The government-financed station has 30,000 Spanish speaking listeners in almost 100 countries.
INCI - National Institute for the Blind, INCIRadio La Radio Incluyente, Colombia
Making the cinema accessible for all throughout Colombia
By reducing regulatory hurdles and providing financial incentives, the initiative wants to encourage cinema owners to make their facilities more accessible. The Ministry also developed an app offering audio descriptions, sign language, and subtitles corresponding to the audio-visual content of "Cine para todos".
Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Colombia – Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Colombia – Cinema for Everyone, Colombia
The digital inclusion kit transforms conventional digital classrooms (existing and new) located in educational institutions (schools, telecentres, etc.) into technologically accessible spaces. In addition to providing accessible technologies, teachers and other staff are trained in the pedagogical strategies based on ICT.
The kit facilitates the inclusion of persons with disabilities by offering them solutions for gaining access to the digital centres in schools, universities, libraries and telecentres. In 2013 more than 100 centres (schools, libraries, telecentres) had received the kit and more than 4,000 people were trained.
Disability Corporation Colombia Tecnoayudas, Digital inclusion kit for persons with disabilities, Colombia
National Training Service making itself accessible and inclusive
SENA is a public entity for work training and human develop and the only one in Colombia committed to guidelines for inclusion. SENA has counsellors in its 33 offices nationwide and provides 117 mobile training centres for remote regions. In 2019, 1,543 jobs for people with disabilities were placed.
SENA - The National Training Service Colombia, The National Training Service (SENA), Colombia
National and cross-sector coordination to promote inclusive employment
The project supports companies to employ people with disabilities through training and the creation of technical guidelines for workplace inclusion. Between 2009 and 2020 the project has provided consultancy to 220 companies and supported 700 people with disabilities into employment.
Productivity Pact Program, Programa Pacto de Productividad, Colombia