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              • A man stands smiling with people sitting around him and signing. He is touching the hand of a woman sitting next to him to correct a sign she is making.

                Young people trained as Disability Inclusion Facilitators to motivate employers

                The Make 12.4% Work initiative is led by young people with disabilities who are trained and certified as Disability Inclusion Facilitators. They train member organizations to become more inclusive. From 2018 to 2020, 124 organizations have become members and 5,700 people have benefited.
                Light for the World Austria, Make 12.4% Work-Initiative, Uganda

              • Launching a specialized microfinance bank for women with disabilities

                Equitas helps women with disabilities to establish their own business by providing microfinancing solutions without collateral. To this end, Equitas has founded Equitas Small Finance Bank and provides trainings on developing businesses and finding marketing possibilities. Between 2008 and 2016, more than 14,000 women received microfinance loans.
                Equitas Holdings Limited, India

              • 28-week employment training programme

                LetsCo! organizes long-term trainings (one day every two weeks for 28 weeks), including traineeships in regular working environments such as for-profit companies (as co-workers), in kindergartens, and in elderly care centres. As a result, participants develop professional skills and discover their talents, and areas in need of improvement.
                Konekt vzw, Belgium

              • A young girl and a man in I Love Coffee uniform lean against a counter; two coffee bags are next to them. They are smiling

                Expanding a chain of coffee shops run by Deaf young people

                I Love Coffee operates a chain of coffee shops and coffee roasters and is staffed by deaf youngsters. Employees receive training and support. I Love Coffee currently has ten locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs 26 people, 80 per cent of whom are deaf, and has trained a total of 100 people.
                I Love Coffee, I Love Coffee, South Africa

              • A person in a white polo shirt is talking to a customer. He is a deaf pharmacist who works at Marien Apotheke. In the background is a variety of pharma products on shelves.

                Pharmacy specialized in employment and services for deaf people

                Since taking on the first deaf apprentice in 2008, the Vienna-based pharmacy has now trained two and employed a third deaf pharmacist. In addition, sign language courses were offered for hearing staff. For customers, the pharmacy offers barrier-free health information, including videos in sign language.
                Marien Pharmacy, Training and counselling for deaf people, Austria

              • Support in transition to adult life

                The School-to-Community Transition Initiative aims to improve the quality of transition planning and transition services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This goal is achieved by identifying successful programmes that can be replicated nationwide within The Arc’s network of local and state chapters.
                The Arc of the United States, Support in transition to adult life, United States of America

              • Man with head phones sits in front of microphone, recording for an online radio program.

                A three-year vocational training programme for students with intellectual disabilities

                The "Diploma in Working Skills" is a three-year programme for people with learning difficulties to develop employment skills. Both professional and social competences are taught during the training. The programme takes place on the university campus and students have access to all extracurricular activities on site.
                Andres Bello University, Socio-labour training programme in a university setting, Chile

              • Full-service package leading to employment in the open labour market

                Between 2004 and 2016, ChancenForum has supported 120 people with disabilities during their integration into the open labour market by providing them with job coaching, mentoring, and contacts with approximately 100 companies. The jobs offer a regular labour contract as well as the same benefits as their non-disabled peers.
                autArk Social Services, ChancenForum, Austria

              • Public-Private-Partnership connecting jobseekers with disabilities to employers

                The aim of the initiative is to build partnerships to connect people with disabilities with meaningful, livelihood-securing jobs. Jobseekers are assisted in their employment goals, while companies are connected with pre-screened, qualified candidates and are provided with support for diversity hiring.
                MOPD NYC - Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities New York, NYC: ATWORK, United States of America

              • Young women and men sit or stand in a semi-circle. They are in a classroom environment. In the centre is a young man in a wheelchair holding a laptop.

                Job-matching based on coaching for students with disabilities and company-partnering

                The participating talents receive coaching and make contact with interested companies. Companies gain know-how in the field of inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. Since the start of the programme in 2016, 130 students and 45 companies have completed the self-financed programmes.
                myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH, myAbility Talent® Programme, Austria