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Teaching reading and writing to adults with intellectual disabilities in institutions
The Ed-Recovery Academy focuses on people with intellectual disabilities living in psychiatric institutions who do not have literacy skills and teaches them reading, grammar and mathematics. The teaching is done through an easy-to-read methodology and by incorporating life skills into the curriculum.
Psychoanalytic Association, Ed-Recovery Academy, Kazakhstan
Creating smart accessible media using RoboBraille
RoboBraille is a free, award-winning service, capable of automatically converting documents into alternate formats. The goal of the project is to explore new smarter and easier methods to prepare and produce educational material in alternate formats using RoboBraille and other relevant free ICT tools.
Hilfsgemeinschaft - Austrian Association supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austria
The transportation and consultancy service enables young persons with disabilities to participate actively in society. The association helps the students to handle bureaucratic tasks and receive exemption from tuition fees.
Through this service young persons with disabilities are enabled to participate actively in society and develop their potential. The service is free of charge and resulted in an increased number of students with disabilities, full participation in academic life as well as enhancement of their visibility in the local community.
Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro, Transport service for students in Montenegro, Montenegro
Using technology in the classroom to support all students
The focus of the project is to increase knowledge among students, teachers, and other involved professionals on how the use of innovative technology in the classroom can facilitate participation and performance. 215 students with disabilities also received individual support. An accompanying study confirmed significant improvements.
Swedish Agency for Disability Coordination, Sweden
Creating bilingual storybooks in written and sign language
With the VL2 Storybook Creator deaf children can use touch screen tablets to read independently, but also to learn and even create texts in both sign language and printed text. The programme, also trains and supports the deaf community to develop vital skills – including filming, editing and translating.
Gallaudet University, VL2 Storybook Creator, United States of America
Countrywide working group making elections more accessible
Disability Inclusive Elections Sri Lanka’ is a working group of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Sri Lanka, which, in collaboration with the National Election Commission, has designed and implemented strategies and measures for the political and electoral inclusion of persons with disabilities.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Disability Inclusive Elections Sri Lanka (DIESL) Technical Working Group, Sri Lanka
Easy-to-use method for connecting communities, service providers, and the government
Citizen, Voice, and Action (CVA) is a World Vision initiative to empower people with disabilities in dialogue with public institutions to improve services such as health care and education at the local level. By 2022 the model had been implemented in more than 50 countries.
World Vision United States of America, Citizen, Voice, and Action (CVA), Colombia
Nationwide platform for all disability-related information in a low-income country
In 2021, EnableMe Kenya launched an interactive online platform to support people with disabilities and their relatives who have no other access to relevant information. The portal provides information on more than 200 topics and had more than 70,000 visitors between 2021 and 2022.
EnableMe - Kenya, EnableMe Community platform, Kenya
Fighting unemployment from two sides: with training centres and by influencing legal frameworks
4J sets up centres as a public-private partnership to provide vocational training for young people with disabilities from rural areas and places them in companies. Due to State Government participation in the programme, Y4J has been able to influence the legal framework towards pro-disability policies.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, Centre for Persons with Disability Livelihoods (CPDL), India
Providing vocational skills and career development to young adults with disabilities
The training focuses on IT entrepreneurship and career development to enable employment or self-employment. Graduates are supported in their search for an internship or a job or receive a small grant to start a company. Between 2017 and 2020, 1,300 people and 570 special needs teachers were trained.
Special Needs Initiative For Growth, TVET for Special Needs Young Adults in Low-Middle Income Countries, Nigeria
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