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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
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
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
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
A target and a push for inclusive skills training and employment
The reform includes a 5 per cent enrolment target for persons with disabilities, the training of technical and vocational education staff in disability inclusion, developing pilot training and engaging potential employers. In 2016, it resulted already in 328 enrolees and 60 trainees gaining employment.
ILO Bangladesh, National Skills Development Policy (NSDP) of 2011, DTE Departmental Policy of 2015 and innovative practices Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh & International Labour Organization (ILO), Bangladesh
Municipality Council running a four-step job integration model
Users undergo an assessment before being trained in obtaining a job. Support then continues during the start of the job, making reasonable adjustments, and continues with a follow-up evaluation and contact throughout the work experience. Since its launch in 2013, 356 people with disabilities have participated and 118 have found employment.
Municipality of Providencia, Providencia Labour Inclusion Programme, Chile
Service package for companies, substantially reducing cost of workplace adaption
MiCase is a service that recommends and implements cost-effective workplace adjustments, such as training, ergonomic provisions, or assistive technology solutions, all of which can be provided by Microlink. In 2020, Microlink had 36 private and public clients for MiCase in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Microlink PC Ltd, MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management, United Kingdom
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
Adding a university degree to job placement
TEMPE, a fashion company runs a training programme for people with intellectual disabilities in cooperation with APSA. In 2015, Miguel Hernandez University joined the partnership, offering theoretical and practical courses to participants with a degree, which has increased their employment opportunities.