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Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe
The program has sought to secure the inclusion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe’s governance systems by advocating for their accessibility to polling stations. The program also aimed at ensuring proportional representation of people with disabilities in decision-making bodies or a quota system in employment.
Jairos Jiri Association, Zimbabwe
Using computers to support blind learners on all levels of education
The objective of the project is to integrate assistive technology in the national education system, and thus ensure that assistive technology for people with visual impairment is available at the workplace and at all levels of education. Representatives from the identified proposed project areas were thoroughly involved in the planning process.
Tanzania League of the Blind, Tanzania
Comprehensive support and jobs for persons with epilepsy
Leben mit Epilepsie in der Arbeitswelt provides a variety of services to people with epilepsy concerning their integration in the job market. Between 2011 and 2015, the organization supported 818 clients to find and maintain work. In addition, 178 people with epilepsy were given further practical help and support.
Institute for Epilepsy, LEA - Living with Epilepsy in the World of Work, Leben mit Epilepsie in der Arbeitswelt (LEA), Austria
Online job-platform used by more than 10,000 jobseekers with disabilities
Engelsizkariyer.com is the first Turkish career portal for people with disabilities. Jobseekers can obtain free membership and apply for free trainings(via e-learning). The organization also offers services to companies and has created a reference book on communication with Disabled for HR personnel and community.
Engelsizkariyer, Disabled Human Resources and Career Web (Barrier Free Careers), Turkey
Persons with disabilities employing their assistants
In this employer model councillors who are themselves persons with disabilities accompany and support their peers. All decisions are made by the persons with disabilities. To this end, VbA offers a payroll accounting service, an internet-based platform for assistance, and a travelling service for wheelchair users.
Independent Living e.V. Munich, Germany
Persons with learning difficulties working as IT trainers
Through this project people with learning difficulties use their IT knowledge to train senior citizens living in their neighbourhood. The concept has been developed by people with learning difficulties themselves. In addition to having employment, it provides them with the possibility to earn respect and recognition.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany
Teaming up persons with learning disabilities or autism for leisure activities
Stay Up Late matches each participant with a volunteer with the aim to develop an ongoing friendship. The matching process takes into account such factors as cultural tastes, gender, age, geography, and whether the individual can access public transportation. By mid of 2017, there were 85 active pairs of "Gig Buddies".
Stay Up Late, Gig Buddies Online Service, Gig Buddies, United Kingdom
People with intellectual disabilities as project coordinators
CHANGE is a non-profit organization led by people with disabilities employing people with intellectual disabilities in open labour market conditions. The projects include a health and care strategic partner programme in cooperation with the National Health Service and a parenting support programme.
CHANGE, United Kingdom
Using analytic tools to make workplaces more accessible and jobs more inclusive
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Helm, Workplace Inclusive Solutions, Egypt
Disability-inclusive approach to bring families out of extreme poverty
Since 2018 the project supports households in the cities of Kurigram and Chattogram. Participants receive rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy and counselling, and receive cash transfers to meet their basic needs. As of 2020, 1,447 households are being supported.
Humanity & Inclusion France, Disability Inclusive Poverty Graduation, Bangladesh