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Free relay service with sign language interpreters, also on phone and Whatsapp
Through the platform, deaf people can communicate with hearing people in different ways using interpreters: via video to phone or Whatsapp, virtual online interpreting, and also via text to telephone. The service is available 24/7. On average, there are more than 40,000 calls per month, 21 per cent of which are professional.
FENASCOL - National Federation of the Deaf of Colombia, Centro de Relevo – Relay Centre, Colombia
Training and placing the vulnerable in Chile
The programme supports financially particularly disadvantaged women, young people and people with disabilities on their way into the labour market through skills training, supported employment, and labour intermediation. In 2016, 5,235 people with disabilities were given the opportunity to receive training.
Chilean National Training and Employment Service, More Capable Programme of 2014-2018 National Training and Employment Service (SENCE), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Chile, Chile
Training to actively engage in civic rights
Besides training and awareness raising, the project focuses on empowering people with disabilities to participate in community groups such as women's groups, school committees, cooperatives, etc. Working together, persons with disabilities gain confidence and community members take on disability issues as their own.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Nepal
A catering service training and vocation programme
Floare de Cireş is a catering service in the town of Razeni in Modava founded in 2012 to give disadvantaged young people a chance to get their first job. In 2015 the project was extended to include a workplace training programme, which more than 100 people with disabilities had completed by 2020.
Eco-Razeni Association, Floare de Cireş, Moldova
An indoor navigation system for the blind and visually impaired
In 2014, PoiLabs launched an indoor navigation system to make complex indoor spaces accessible for blind users. The system uses beacon devices and voice-guided navigation on a mobile phone. To provide it, PoiLabs partners with Turkcell, the largest telecommunication company in Turkey.
PoiLabs, Visually Impaired Navigation System for Indoor Venues, Turkey
Empowering school girls with disabilities
P2F is a short-term vocational education programme for girls with disabilities aged 14 to 21 years old. Girls participate in an 18-week class in their high schools designed to teach vocational skills. The curriculum covers four broad areas: self-determination, disability knowledge, gender awareness, and career and college readiness.
University of Oregon, Paths 2 the Future, United States of America
Service package for companies, substantially reducing cost of workplace adaption
MiCase is a service that recommends and implements cost-effective workplace adjustments, such as training, ergonomic provisions, or assistive technology solutions, all of which can be provided by Microlink. In 2020, Microlink had 36 private and public clients for MiCase in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Microlink PC Ltd, MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management, United Kingdom
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
Quality healthcare and counselling through video technology
doctHERs is a novel health care platform that connects female doctors to millions of underserved patients, including those with disabilities, in real-time while leveraging online technology. doctHERs overcomes sociocultural barriers that tie women to their homes, and at the same times provides access to quality health care.
Inclusive evacuation strategies following a tsunami, earthquake, or volcano eruption
Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Berkebutuhan Khusus Aceh is a forum of various disabled people organizations in the in Aceh province, an tsunami and earthquake affected region. From 2015 to 2017, the organization trained 296 persons with disabilities, and 965 have participated in three disaster evacuation simulations.
FKM BKA - Forum of Community with Special Needs Aceh, Indonesia