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Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Centum DZWONI is a countrywide initiative, started in 2006, and was the first "non-public" employment agency in Poland. It aims at finding positions in the open labour market for persons with intellectual disabilities. The services are free and include counselling, training, practice and individual support by a job coach.
Centrum DZWONI - Center for Vocational Counseling and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities, Poland
Countrywide policy to improve accessibility on all levels, backed by a substantial budget
Accessibility Plus 2018–2025, a programme of the Polish Ministry of Development Funds, pushes the issue of accessibility in Poland in different ways: through legal regulations, investment in the skills of key professional groups such as architects, and in the development of new assistive technologies based on Universal Design.
Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Programme Accessibility Plus, Poland
Regional railway company becoming accessible and a role model for the whole country
LKA, the railroad company of the Łódź region in Poland, launched a comprehensive accessibility programme, including online sign language interpreters and induction loops on trains. Other rail companies are following suit, and representatives of the LKA are involved in developing national guidelines.
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, Railway accessibility in Łódź, Poland
Broad Integration in the labour market
Local and national campaigns like "Sprawni w Pracy", which means "Able at Work", have drawn Polish society’s attention to the situation of people with disabilities and their low level of employment. Friends of Integration also assists people in finding employment by operating five Integration Centres.
Friends of Integration Association, Broad Integration in the labour market, Poland