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Personalised coaching in the workplace
Best buddies provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to have personalised coaching in the workplace and become integrated in their place of employment. In 2012, Best Buddies Colombia had placed 320 individuals in such a workplace in the various regions of Colombia.
Best Buddies International, Personalised coaching in the workplace, United States of America
A skills-based approach to matching jobseekers with autism to local employers
An individualized job-matching process is designed to identify 'hidden' skills and to help develop strategies for people with autism and developmental disabilities to connect with the workforce. The practice, pioneered in Canada, was also implemented in 2014 in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Avalon Employment, Inc., Autism Employment Facilitator, Canada
Moving inactive people with disabilities from social services to employment
A multidisciplinary team provides training, support, and internship opportunities to inactive youth with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities. Between 2017 and 2019, One-on-one has been working with 228 employers and supporting 2,054 people with disabilities to transition to employment.
ONCE Foundation, One-on-one, Spain
Support for students with disabilities
The "Institute Integriert Studieren" is a teaching and research facility for accessibility and assisted technologies and a support centre for students with disabilities. Preparing graduates with disabilities for employment is considered an essential element. The measures aimed at students are supplemented by a mentoring system.
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Support for students with disabilities, Austria
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
Promoting an inclusive workplace
Wipro’s Equal Opportunity Policy is comprehensive and ensures that inclusion becomes an integral part of culture and working. Wipro’s hiring policy for persons with disabilities is merit-based across all roles. Implementation of practice of inclusion is across 130,000 employees working in over 56 countries.
Wipro Ltd., Promoting an inclusive workplace, India
Shoe-shops, barrier-free for all
In 2010 APSA started a partnership with Tempe Grupo Inditex to develop the for&from store, which is uniquely designed to provide universal accessibility for consumers with various disabilities. In addition, the shop provides special services, such as the use of sign language for people with a hearing impairment.
Tempe, for&from stores, Spain
Ministry of Education organizing Individual Training Plans for transition to work
Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) are designed to support young people with special educational needs in the essential transitions in their lives. An ITP is designed and implemented collaboratively by the student, their parents and teachers, and educational guidance and employment service providers.
Montenegrin Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) for Students with Special Needs, Montenegro
Effective employment services
Rather than focusing on a person’s functional limitations through work capability assessments, Access to Work focuses on which supports or work environment enable individuals with disabilities to work. Part of this is the "right to control" giving persons with disabilities control over the budgets allocated to them.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Effective employment services, United Kingdom
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