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Quotas, support and subsidies for private employers
By building on validated initiatives the programme has established legislation, policies, and procedures for employers that include quotas, incentives, and subsidies. Launched in 2014 by 2016 of the approximately 648,000 Saudis with disabilities, 62,728 were employed by 31,790 companies and nearly 17,400 received subsidies.
Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labour, Tawafuq Empowerment for Employment for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2014 Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) and the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Comprehensive programme to make a university accessible for all students
The Higher Education for All programme was introduced in 2014 at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to provide equal access to higher education for people with disabilities. Measures include adaptations to the built environment, curriculums, books, and the admissions process. In 2020 the University had 1,078 students with disabilities.
King Abdulaziz University, Higher Education for All, Saudi Arabia
Multi-method approach to improving university accessibility for blind students
In 2018, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) launched a project to make its facilities accessible to students with disabilities. Focusing on students with visual impairments, the university installed tactile pathways and Bluetooth beacons, converted textbooks to digital formats and launched a barrier-free test centre.
King Abdulaziz University, Inclusion Programme, Saudi Arabia