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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
Employment in the open labour market for persons with Down syndrome
The Down Syndrome Association is a charity organization dedicated to change the public perception of persons with Down syndrome and to create an equal opportunity atmosphere. From 2014 to 2016, the Job Coaching Supported Employment programme provided employment opportunities for 30 persons with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Association, Job Coaching Supported Employment programme, Turkey
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
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
The open-source software 'Universal Maths Conversion Library' (UMCL) was developed into a web-based tool to convert all kinds of documents containing mathematical formulae into Braille.
MathInBraille improved the open source software "Universal Maths Conversion Library" and developed a web portal. This means the tool can be used online without users having to install specific software. With the web-based convertion tool the user can convert different document formats into accessible versions.
Hilfsgemeinschaft - Austrian Association supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired, Web-portal to convert math formulae into Braille, Austria
People with intellectual disabilities train peers to use digital media and ICT
PIKSL Mobil is a peer-to-peer teaching approach. People with intellectual disabilities are trained in the use of digital technology and in training other people. Equipped with technical equipment, these trainers then teach other persons with disabilities and seniors living in residential facilities to use digital media independently.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, PIKSL Mobil, Germany
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
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
Online platform on community-based services
Through an online database the project brings together – and shares information among – existing and new community-based service providers in Serbia for young people with disabilities in three areas: education, employment, and social protection. In 2015 the project’s web portal was visited by up to 1,000 persons per month.
Youth with Disabilities Forum Serbia, Serbia
Teaching students with disabilities to manage risks associated with natural disasters
RET Americas has developed inclusive learning methodologies to integrate disaster risk reduction and management (DRR&M) as a topic in public schools, introducing curricula and exercises specifically for students with disabilities. Since 2015, more than 4,000 young people with disabilities have taken part in the project.
RET International - Protection through Education, Inclusive school safety in Panama (disasters and natural hazards awareness), Panama
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