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              • 165 Palanee Attachment DWCPD_ATHENA_Foto

                ATHENA is a mobile Further Education and Training (FET) College which provides free 'learnerships' to persons with disabilities in poverty-stricken rural areas. Young people with disabilities gain initial work experience while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

                In order to empower the rural youth with disabilities, ATHENA offers learnerships free of charge. Each learner is placed in a host workplace close to their home and allocated a permanent employee as coach and mentor. Each successful learner graduates with a national qualification and a full year of relevant workplace experience.
                ATHENA Interactive Training Network (Pty) Ltd., Fighting unemployment in poverty-stricken areas, South Africa

              • Ensuring equal access for Members of Parliament

                South Africa has implemented steps that ensure the inclusiveness of its Parliament. The introduced policies contain support measures for Members of Parliament and employees with disabilities. The provision of reasonable accommodation has led to measures that go beyond individual support and that benefit the whole Parliament.
                South African Parliament, POLICY ON FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & POLICY ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES, South Africa

              • 60_2011 UBT with Ballot

                An affordable tool to make ballot papers accessible to the blind

                The UBT is a voting aid made of plastic into which a ballot paper is inserted. The right front of the template has a flap that has cut-out windows numbered in braille and in large, raised white print. Each window aligns to a particular candidate or party. The UBT has been continuously used in by-elections since June 2011.
                Electoral Commission of South Africa, South Africa

              • A Sign Language App, Dictionary and Learning Tool

                The FingerTalk app for the first time digitized South African sign language dictionary and made it available for free. The app is designed as a self-learning tool and enables users to share SASL signs via social media and the messenger service WhatsApp. Until mid-2018, more than 4,000 users have downloaded the app.
                Wigital, FingerTalk, South Africa

              • A young girl and a man in I Love Coffee uniform lean against a counter; two coffee bags are next to them. They are smiling

                Expanding a chain of coffee shops run by Deaf young people

                I Love Coffee operates a chain of coffee shops and coffee roasters and is staffed by deaf youngsters. Employees receive training and support. I Love Coffee currently has ten locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs 26 people, 80 per cent of whom are deaf, and has trained a total of 100 people.
                I Love Coffee, I Love Coffee, South Africa

              • A man on the wheelchair inspecting the accessible features of a bus.

                Accessible public transport strategies for 13 major municipalities

                The strategy was developed to guide, support and monitor municipalities in the implementation of accessible public transport systems. It includes new Universal Design standards for the whole travel chain and covers both access to information and to the services themselves for people with different disabilities.
                South African Department of Transport, South Africa – Department of Transport – The Implementation Strategy to Guide the Provision of Accessible Public Transport Systems in South Africa, South Africa

              • A multifunctional hub towards the open labour market

                The Living Link employment model includes job analysis, job matching, interview support, placement, co-worker training, and advocacy, as well as the recommendation of assistive devices and the provision of career planning. In 2015 alone, approximately 50 people were hired in various forms of employment.
                Living Link, South Africa

              • The Living Link: Creating Abilities from Disabilities

                To enhance the potential of intellectually disabled adults The Living Link developed a one-year Adult Integration Programme, which consists of teaching essential work readiness and life-skills, providing work training and experience and attending a five-day "Independent Living tour," during which newly learned skills are applied and assessed.
                Living Link, South Africa

              • Finding employment by profound training

                Trainings include theoretical modules and a period of job sampling in the open labour market. The course material was written for and in collaboration with intellectually disabled people. There are no formal assessments, as many of the young adults are illiterate. Approximately 35 adults are trained each year.
                Living Link, South Africa

              • Vic, a project participant in a wheel chair graduats, while people in ropes are standing around him and smiling.

                Disability inclusive workforce development for all students in higher education

                In 2012, the University of Cape Town (UCT) launched a study programme on disability for students with and without disabilities at postgraduate, master and doctoral level. The curriculum focuses on promoting inclusive practices in education, health and social context. In 2019 there were more than 100 students in the programme.
                University of Cape Town, inclusion for Social Justice (ISJ), South Africa