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All-Sector-Cooperation creating jobs in thousands of companies
The Ecuadorian Labour Integration Service (SIL) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the open labour market through training and assistance and by working together with the entire socio-labour spectrum. By 2016, some 12,900 people had found a job in 8,355 public and private companies.
FENEDIF - National Federation of Ecuadorian with Physical Disability, Labour Integration Service (SIL) of 2006 National Federation of Ecuadorians with Physical Disabilities (FENEDIF), in partnership with CONADIS, Petroamazonas EP and others, Ecuador, Ecuador
Person-centred support model for university students
Through the UNESCO Chair project students with different impairments manage their own learning process and support needs. They can draw on a variety of resources, including a peer support programme. For teachers and families the chair offers workshops on person-centred educational planning.
Salesian Polytechnic University, UNESCO Chair on Support Technologies for Educational Inclusion, Ecuador
Audio-visual books in multiple accessible formats
"Livros em múltiplos formatos acessíveis" is an audio-visual software that converts books into a range of accessible formats, including Brazilian sign language, in a single version. Complementing this, the NGO Mais Diferenças from Brazil offers training and organizes inclusive readings for people with and without disabilities.
Mais Diferencas - Inclusive Education and Culture, Books in multiple accessible formats, Brazil
A scalable assistive technology initiative
The F123 Initiative leverages investments made by thousands of individuals, companies, and governments in free and open-source technologies to make internships, and consequently employment opportunities, that are available in small companies accessible to persons with disabilities.
F123 Consulting, A scalable assistive technology initiative, Brazil
Accessible platform screening events for 12 accessibility features
VEM CA is a free and accessible phone app, developed by the Brazilian NGO Escola de Gente, that informs users where and when accessible events are taking place. The app covers hundreds of events every year and allows users to search by 12 accessible features and in 24 event categories.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, VEM CA - Accessible Culture App, Brazil
How to successfully apply for jobs in the public and private sector
Participants go through an evaluation process, which is summarised in an employment profile. Afterwards, training is recommended to complement existing interests and skills. Job placement is carried out using a special job-matching software, which is also available through the Ministry of Labour and private partner companies.
Saraki Foundation, Project “Effective Labour Inclusion”, Paraguay
A new approach to labour inclusion
To increase social inclusion POETA ("Partnership in Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas") operates accessible centers to train people with disabilities in technology and vocational skills. In 2012, more than 1,500 allied companies also participated in awareness campaigns and activities.
Trust for the Americas, A new approach to labour inclusion, Guatemala
A city organizing weekly conversations in public spaces with citizens in sign language
To support the dissemination of the Brazilian sign language Libras, the city of Curitiba created Conversation in Libras launched the Conversation in Libras programme, offering weekly face-to-face meetings in its public spaces that improve the interaction and communication in Libras, the Brazilian sign language.
Curitiba City Hall, Conversation in Libras, Brazil
A business approach to sustainable community living
"Mustard Seed Communities" (MSC) facilitates the development of minimum assisted-living communities and provides employment for persons with disabilities by offering skills training and equipment. In 2015 MSC had 12 residential centres catering to some 400 children and adults with disabilities.
Digicel Foundation Jamaica, Jamaica
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