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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
The programme takes place entirely within a business setting where students participate in three internships to explore a variety of career options. This total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on, worksite-based training and support.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Supported internship, United States of America
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
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
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
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
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
Technology centres offering accessible training in digital skills and career support
The programme offers free and accessible online and in-person training in life, technical, and digital skills, partnering locally with potential employers and mentors. POETA DigiSpark has trained more than 4,000 people since starting in 2013, and has registered 200,000 visits to its seven technology centres.
Trust for the Americas, POETA DigiSpark, Argentina
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
24-hour TV station broadcasting in sign language
Signs TV broadcasts in sign language along with audio and voice, presenting informative, educational, and entertainment content with a focus on deaf culture and disability rights. In 2019 Signs TV had an estimated audience of 500,000 deaf people, 1.2 million with other disabilities and 1.5 million people who wanted to learn sign language.
Signs Media Kenya Limited, Signs TV, Kenya