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Promoting self-employment in agriculture and aquaculture by training and microfinance
DRRA’s ‘Jibika’ project supports people with disabilities in the rural districts of Sathkhira and Jhenaidah to run their own vegetable or crab farming businesses by providing training and microfinance. Between 2017 and mid-2020, 514 people with disabilities were involved in running their own businesses.
DRRA - Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association, JIBIKA, Bangladesh
Supporting businesses in creating accessible workplaces and infrastructure
Based in Karachi, Pakistan, NOWPDP started a comprehensive project for public space and workplace accessibility and inclusion in 2012. Since then more than 50 locations have been adapted. To date more than 2,000 people with disabilities have benefited, 30 branches of a bank and numerous offices have been modified.
NOWPDP - Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities, Pakistan
Creating employer demand for inclusive hiring
By taking a demand rather than a supply focus, the initiative enters into a direct dialogue with employers, informing them why persons with intellectual disabilities make excellent employees and can fill regularly occurring vacancies. Begun in 2014 1,159 employment opportunities were secured by September 2016.
Canadian Department of Employment and Social Development, Ready, Willing and Able Initiative (RWA) of 2014-2017 Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)/Service Canada, Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA), Canada, Canada
National Training Service making itself accessible and inclusive
SENA is a public entity for work training and human develop and the only one in Colombia committed to guidelines for inclusion. SENA has counsellors in its 33 offices nationwide and provides 117 mobile training centres for remote regions. In 2019, 1,543 jobs for people with disabilities were placed.
SENA - The National Training Service Colombia, The National Training Service (SENA), Colombia
Person-centred transition programme for students to post-school life
The transition programme for students aged 18 to 25 includes vocational certificates and career-readiness credentials. A complementary person-centred support service offers mentoring and tutoring, career counselling, and self-advocacy training. VAST also offers employment and internship placement assistance.
Houston Community College, VAST Academy, United States of America
Digital game design by children with and without intellectual disabilities
Through the framework of the "I’ve made my game", children with and without disabilities are encouraged to create digital games together. This collaborative process allows children to be involved in intellectual and affective activities of negotiation, ideas development, results analysis, and interaction.
Univali - University of Itajai Valley, Digital Game Design, Brazil
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
Department testing innovative approaches towards more inclusive careers for students
Since 2014, the Pathways to Careers (PTC) model has been testing different approaches to improve the qualifications and professional advancement of students with disabilities. Approaches such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) or student learning contracts with companies have already proven successful.
Department of Labor of the US, Pathways to Careers Programme (PTC), United States of America
Global accessibility and digital inclusion strategy for a multinational IT company
With its Global Accessibility and Digital Inclusion Strategy, the global IT service provider Atos introduced a policy for accessibility and digital inclusion back in 2010, covering more than 70 country offices. Its measures focus not only on internal areas but also on the entire supply chain.
Atos, Global Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance, United Kingdom
Effectively creating accessible buildings in rural, less developed areas
In 2011 the Uva Provincial Council developed a policy to achieve universal inclusion in this district by 2018. The policy is addressing the gaps in accessibility to the built environment as well as targeting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons in a holistic manner and in a way that is feasible within a rural setting.
Uva Provincial Council, Sri Lanka – Uva Provincial Council, Moneragala – Age Friendly & Disabled Friendly City, Sri Lanka