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ECDD provides technical information on accessibility standards to government, non-governmental organisations, universities and the private sector. 12 cities in the country have been assessed so far, based on the 'Guide to Accessible Ethiopia'.
ECDD together with Light for the World Austria provides information on accessibility. In 12 cities in Ethiopia people with disabilities were trained to undertake audits and survey the accessibility of hotels, restaurants, schools and other public facilities. A "Guide to Accessible Ethiopia" has been produced and distributed.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Guidebook on an accessible ethiopia, Ethiopia
National guideline to make vocational training centres fully accessible
Published in 2019, the guideline is the first document in Ethiopia to set out measures for the equal participation of people with disabilities in "technical and vocational education and training" (TVET). By 2020, more than 30 government institutions have implemented the directive.
Ethiopian Federal TVET Agency, Guideline for inclusion of people with disabilities, Ethiopia
Mobile phone-based information service for disability-related topics
Minch was launched in 2021 by the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development. The interactive voice-response phone platform provides toll-free audio information or text messages on disability-related topics in the Ethiopian national language. Minch works via cell phone and without the need for an Internet connection.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Minch, Ethiopia
Alternative ways for successful job applications
Since 2013, ECDD has been collaborating with public vocational training colleges on the "Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Programme for and by Persons with Disabilities" to facilitate training opportunities for people with disabilities, including with intellectual disabilities. By 2016, ISTEP had assisted more than 1,500 beneficiaries.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Ethiopia
Training teachers of mainstream schools in sign language
The project focuses on training teachers in rural areas to include sign language in their lessons, along with providing educational materials and assistive devices to students with disabilities. Since 2003, in-service training has been provided for 2,000 teachers and more than 35,000 deaf or hard of hearing children have accessed education.
ELF - Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, Felm, Social and Educational Programme for the Deaf, Ethiopia