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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
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
An accessibility testing platform, powered by people with disabilities
The online platform helps companies test whether their digital services are accessible to people with disabilities. It offers community testing and community-centred feedback. Since its launch in 2018, Fable has provided employment for 100 people with disabilities. Customers include Walmart, Shopify, and Slack.
Fable Tech Labs, Fable, Canada
Two-year inclusive tourism project for tourist sites
The Inclusive Tourism Project improves accessibility and inclusion standards at four popular tourist sites. The project consists of architectural modules, workshops for staff and technical consultations to integrate accessibility on the sites. Actions include building ramps, improving access, and creating brail and audio support.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Lebanon
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
Creating an inclusive strategy for a multinational company
Wipro Ltd. is a global IT- and consulting company with a workforce of more than 170,000 people. In 2009, Wipro launched a formal Disability Inclusion Policy Framework and governance mechanism to create an inclusive environment within the company, benefitting more than 2,000 people with various disabilities.
Wipro Ltd., inclusive company strategy, India
Collaborative Creation of the Ten-Year Action Plan
The Plan for Inclusion is the result of extensive community consultations involving up to 1,150 people and leading to 4,500 proposals. These will be addressed by advisory groups, which include people with disabilities, their families, employers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and the technology and business sectors.
British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Canada
Two restaurants run by persons with disabilities
"Ízlelő Restaurants" are adapted to the needs of employees, with special work procedures and ongoing training. The first restaurant was opened in 2007, and 46 people with various disabilities are now employed in two restaurants and the model has been developed into a social franchise handbook.
Kek Madar Foundation, Ízlelő restaurants – Tasty restaurants, Hungary
Career development and job matching support for graduates with disabilities
CareER was founded by people with disabilities in 2004 to bridge the gap between educated university graduates with disabilities and the labour market. The online platform offers peer support and assistance in career development. In 2020, CareER has almost 600 registered members.
CareER Association, CareER Programmes, China - Hong Kong
Training the teachers and their trainers in Inclusive Education
A key part of the programme is the provision of training courses on Inclusive Education at the Armenian State Pedagogic University, where there are two compulsory and two optional courses on Inclusive Education. 200 mainstream schools are supported to become inclusive and some 5,000 teachers from these schools are beiing trained.
Bridge of Hope, Armenia