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How to support your embassies in producing captioned videos
The Department of State produces or owns nearly 20,000 videos per year in more than 70 languages on a huge range of topics. Using cloud services, the DOS has been able to make the process of captioning videos easier. DOS can now caption live video in two languages, and pre-recorded video in over 70 languages.
US Department of State, Global Video Captioning Program, United States of America
Making training centres accessible
With the advice of Light for the World, Young Africa Mozambique has adapted their already existing training schedules by reducing the barriers to enable young people with disabilities to study with their peers. Two new accessible hostels were constructed to accommodate 128 young people, one existing hostel was renovated.
Young Africa, Mozambique
Changing a whole country´s approach on children´s institutions
Together with the Moldovan Government, Lumos has promoted an integrated policy and programme of deinstitutionalisation. Since launching the programme in 2007, the number of children in institutions has dropped by 86 per cent and since 2010, more than 6,000 children have been admitted to inclusive mainstream school.
Lumos Foundation, Moldova
Large-scale, all-encompassing training and transition programme
The programme aims to improve the economic and social integration of young people with disabilities in Armenia. To this end, various activities are carried out. These include vocational training through inclusive courses, which have been created in vocational training centres throughout the country.
Bridge of Hope, Programme “Right to Earn a Living”, Armenia
Guidelines and toolkits to promote fully accessible schools
The information is based on Indian national codes and space standards, as well as on universal design principles. Together, they provide authorities with infrastructural recommendations. Staff and teachers are assisted with curriculum and classroom materials in accessible formats, e-learning technology solutions, and other educational services.
Samarthyam - National Centre for Accessible Environments, India
Inclusion in a virtual organisation
Genashtim delivers online education and support services, operated as a virtual organization with people working from home in five countries. For this reason it can effectively engage people with disabilities. In 2012 Genashtim had 60 people on its payroll, of whom 35 were persons with different disabilities.
Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd., Inclusion in a virtual organisation, Singapore
Mobile phone-based information service for disability-related topics
Minch was launched in 2021 by the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development. The interactive voice-response phone platform provides toll-free audio information or text messages on disability-related topics in the Ethiopian national language. Minch works via cell phone and without the need for an Internet connection.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Minch, Ethiopia
National state-run training and job-placement programme for people with disabilities
The Format for Work, Disability Line programme offers people with disabilities theoretical and practical vocational training and then placement in dependent employment. The programme was launched in 2014. Between 2015 and by 2020 there were a total of 9,929 users, of whom 7,995 completed their training.
SCENE Chile - National Training and Employment Service, Training for Work, Chile
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
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
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