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Training people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities for ICT jobs
TAP was designed for people with mental, emotional, or cognitive disabilities. It includes technological education, training of soft skills, and the placement of people as qualified IT specialists. Since its launch in 2011, TAP has trained more than 150 adults, 74 per cent of whom were successfully placed.
itworks, Technology Accessibility Program (TAP), Israel
Textbooks in electronic, audio and video formats for mainstream primary schools
In 2013, UNICEF launched a project across Montenegro to produce DAISY-Textbooks and make them available in mainstream primary schools. DAISY-Textbooks have visual and audio options enabling children with disabilities to follow more easily and to study alongside their peers. In 2019, 70 schools were already involved.
UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund, DAISY Textbooks, Montenegro
Combining architecture, universal design and social work, RIOinclui offers accessible housing for children and youths with disabilities living in poor conditions in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A full network of local support is provided.
Targeting physical and social mobility at the same time, the project goes beyond architectural interventions: reasonable accommodation for the beneficiaries and their care-givers is created. The whole family is empowered to benefit from statutory social welfare; a network of local support is provided.
RIOinclui - Social Work of the City Rio de Janeiro, At the nexus of architecture and social work in Rio, Brazil
Moving children and adults back to their families or community-based homes
"Community for All" partners with the central government and NGOs to transfer children and adults from institutions back to their families or into community-based homes, and offers services such as education, health care, and social care to support them. From 2015 to 2018, some 2000 people benefitted from programme’s community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Community for All Moldova, Moldova
Colour schemes that make texts on screens easier to read
BeeLine Reader, a free web-browser extension developed in the United States, makes texts more readable on a screen, with each line starting with one colour and slowly changing to a second colour. The following line then starts with the same colour. This continuity supports visual tracking.
BeeLine Reader, BeeLine Reader, United States of America
Technology centres offering accessible training in digital skills and career support
The programme offers free and accessible online and in-person training in life, technical, and digital skills, partnering locally with potential employers and mentors. POETA DigiSpark has trained more than 4,000 people since starting in 2013, and has registered 200,000 visits to its seven technology centres.
Trust for the Americas, POETA DigiSpark, Argentina
Support programme for young people leaving school
WALK PEER is a five-year model. In the first two years, young people while they are still at school are guided and trained on topics such as employability, entrepreneurship and transition. Transition is the main topic for years three and four. In the final year, the focus is entirely on a good start of their professional life.
WALK - Inclusive Employment Services, WALK Peer programme, Ireland
NVDA is a free, fully functional, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and vision-impaired persons across the world access to computers at no greater cost than their sighted peers.
Thanks to NVDA, blind and vision-impaired people can participate in education, the workforce and aspects of daily living that were previously impossible or difficult to access such as reading, shopping, banking and social networking. In 2013 NVDA was the only fully functional, multi-lingual, free download available to everyone.
NV Access Limited, Portable screen-reader, free of charge, Australia
National guideline to make vocational training centres fully accessible
Published in 2019, the guideline is the first document in Ethiopia to set out measures for the equal participation of people with disabilities in "technical and vocational education and training" (TVET). By 2020, more than 30 government institutions have implemented the directive.
Ethiopian Federal TVET Agency, Guideline for inclusion of people with disabilities, Ethiopia
Free online Spanish dictionary written according to easy reading guidelines
Diccionario Fácil is a free online Spanish dictionary service developed by Plena Inclusion Madrid, an NGO. It provides definitions according to the Easy Reading Guidelines, validated by people with intellectual disabilities, and also providing employment opportunities for them.
Plena Inclusion Madrid, Diccionario Fácil – Easy Dictionary, Spain
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