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Job fairs organized by the Disability Network
Bangladesh Business & Disability Network was founded in 2017 by employers with the aim of creating a more disability inclusive workforce in Bangladesh. As of 2020 four job fairs for people with disabilities have been organized nationwide, resulting in more than 350 job placements with a retention rate of 80 per cent.
BBDN - Bangladesh Business & Disability Network, Establishment of a Business and Disability Network to Facilitate Employment, Bangladesh
Collection of digital and technical solutions for universally designed workplaces
The Nordic Welfare Centre’s programme named Future of Working Life identifies and provides solutions in 18 technology areas that have the potential to improve the situation of people with disabilities in the labour market. The main target groups are employers, employees, and experts in the open labour market.
Nordic Welfare Centre, The Future of Working Life, Denmark
Vocational training leading directly to jobs in the open labour market
The project provides a 45-day vocational training and a one-week traineeship for young people with disabilities living in rural areas. The training was designed in cooperation with companies and future employers. The project also collaborates with stakeholders like Government, Communities, etc., to create inclusive working places.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, India
An app that connects jobseekers with disabilities with job opportunities
The Riziki Source App collects information from job seekers with disabilities in a database that can be matched with job offers. The app also learns about the training needs of registered jobseekers. Employers have the possibility to share available job opportunities through a dedicated login.
Riziki Source, Riziki Source App, Kenya
Towards an accessible Province
Ontario wants to become a fully accessible province by 2025. The AODA-Act includes guidelines for public space design, employment, information and communication, transportation and customer service. The "Regulation on Integrated Accessibility Standards" (IASR) defines 200 concrete requirements.
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Canada – Province of Ontario – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Canada
Vocational training and meaningful jobs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
The Nhat Hong Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired trains its students so as to enable them to join the open labour force as well as the supported labour markets in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme creates a personalized career plan that is not only tailored to the job search, but also to personal interests and skills.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Career Training Programme, Vietnam
Supportive Housing: Helping young adults to live independently
Supported Housing assists young adults with intellectual disabilities to become involved in community and social activities. Once they are transitioned into their apartments, they are provided with a care coordinator who teach them to live independently and who are continuously involved in their overall well-being.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Israel
IT training for people with disabilities
Since 2007, CRS - jointly with three training institutions in Viet Nam - has been offering IT courses to people with disabilities. Businesses and employers have been involved in the curriculum design, in providing internships and in recruitment (which is vital for the training outcomes). Nearly 70 per cent of the participants find employment.
CRS - Catholic Relief Services, Information Technology Training Programme (ITTP), Vietnam
Inclusive job preparation and placement in the media & entertainment sector
AEMP offers pre-vocational and vocational training programmes in a range of technology, multimedia, and art-based themes, which focus on learning through play. In addition, the project provides mentoring and monitoring tools as well as various support and training to parents, educators, and professionals.
AIMS Media Pvt. Ltd., Ability Enhancement Programme, India
Support for students with disabilities
The "Institute Integriert Studieren" is a teaching and research facility for accessibility and assisted technologies and a support centre for students with disabilities. Preparing graduates with disabilities for employment is considered an essential element. The measures aimed at students are supplemented by a mentoring system.
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Support for students with disabilities, Austria