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This research project provides a comprehensive list of barriers in public transport systems and convenient solutions for vision and hearing impaired passengers. Authorities and public transport companies can use the results to improve their services.
This research project provided an initial comprehensive list of barriers together with convenient solutions that should be considered for a barrier-free public transport system. The database provides approx. 300 best & worst practices (with photographs) as a toolkit to design barrier-free transport systems.
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Database for barrier-free public transport systems, Austria
Diverting EU funds towards community-based care
The European Expert Group was established to support the EU in promoting care reforms. It includes a wide range of stakeholders, providing training, guidance, and tools to political representatives and governments to inform them about the need of community-based care and the risks of institutional care for persons with disabilities.
Lumos Foundation, United Kingdom
A skills-based approach to matching jobseekers with autism to local employers
An individualized job-matching process is designed to identify 'hidden' skills and to help develop strategies for people with autism and developmental disabilities to connect with the workforce. The practice, pioneered in Canada, was also implemented in 2014 in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Avalon Employment, Inc., Autism Employment Facilitator, Canada
Child Development Monitoring for Rural Areas
Yayasan Suryakanti Bandung is a non-profit foundation that specializes in supporting infants and children at high risk for disability through early detection and intervention in rural areas of Indonesia. To that end, it established the Suryakanti Foundation Centre. From 2014 to 2016 approximately 18,000 patients were served.
Suryakanti Foundation Center, Child development monitoring for rural areas, Indonesia
Internships for people with intellectual disabilities at a leading consultancy
The TCPID has established a higher education programme and supported transition to employment for people with intellectual disabilities. EY has been a core partner since 2017. By 2020 six graduates have completed paid internships, four of whom have been offered permanent employment.
TCIPD - Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, TCPID Graduate Internship programme, Ireland
Comprehensive job-creation model from East Europe expanding internationally
The self-funded programme assists people with disabilities to acquire soft skills and professional abilities. Jamba also works with employers and operates a job matching platform. Launched in 2017, by 2020 Jamba has trained more than 590 people, has 58 partner organizations, and has more than 2,000 candidates in its database.
JAMBA - Career for All, JAMBA - Career For All, Bulgaria
Providing summer internships for young people with disabilities
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton operates a variety of programmes supporting employment for people with disabilities. One such programme is Summer Employment Transitions, whereby young people (aged 16 to 29) are placed in summer internships supported by job coaches and paid by their employers.
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton, Summer Employment Transitions, Canada
Training museum professionals in the Western Balkans to improve access to their buildings, collections and activities for persons with disabilities and enabling positive participation while challenging negative stereotypes.
Training for professionals working in museums are at the heart of the project. A information and education program is also provided to raise awareness for the persons with disabilities. Children and adults are welcomed as visitors and take part in various activities which enable them to experience their cultural heritage.
Cultural Heritage without Borders, Communicating art in the Western Balkans, Sweden
App with hands-on information on rehabilitation to fieldworkers in low-income countries
RehApp is a free app that supports fieldworkers in low-income countries to provide effective rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. The app provides specialist information and options for interventions developed by more than 70 disability experts. In 2020 there were 200 users.
Enablement B.V., RehApp, Netherlands
Empowering non-formal schools in slum areas
The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth-led NGO supporting children with physical disabilities and their families. In 2015, TAF launched the project targeting low-cost, non-formal schools in poor residential neighbourhoods. Since 2015, more than 1,600 children with and without disabilities have benefitted from the project.
The Action Foundation Kenya, Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education, Kenya