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Multi-method approach to improving university accessibility for blind students
In 2018, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) launched a project to make its facilities accessible to students with disabilities. Focusing on students with visual impairments, the university installed tactile pathways and Bluetooth beacons, converted textbooks to digital formats and launched a barrier-free test centre.
King Abdulaziz University, Inclusion Programme, Saudi Arabia
A new approach to labour inclusion
To increase social inclusion POETA ("Partnership in Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas") operates accessible centers to train people with disabilities in technology and vocational skills. In 2012, more than 1,500 allied companies also participated in awareness campaigns and activities.
Trust for the Americas, A new approach to labour inclusion, Guatemala
Giving a voice to children with disabilities
The project seeks to develop a simple and effective method for children with disabilities to express or communicate their life priorities and human rights issues. Therefore project team developed a set of inclusive tools to overcome barriers in verbal or oral communication and made these available on the project website.
Deakin University, Australia
Adding universal design in ICT student curricula
The project uses active learning approaches to ensure that all students studying technology gain knowledge on the universal design of ICT. Active learning involves student-centred teaching methods and adaptive and individualized support. At the graduate level universal design is a requirement for all technology students
Oslo and Akershus University, Norway
Jobs in kindergartens and elder care for persons with intellectual disabilities
The project organizes supported long-term traineeships for adults with intellectual disabilities in such areas as kindergarten supervision and elder care so these individuals can access the open labour market.The internships last for 14 weeks, during which each trainee must work at least three hours a week.
Konekt vzw, Belgium
Finnish anti-bullying programme for schools going international
With KiVa Anti-Bullying, the University of Turku has developed a comprehensive, research-based programme to reduce the spread and negative consequences of bullying in secondary schools. The programme has been used in schools nationwide since 2009 and was also available in six other countries in 2016.
University of Turku, Finland
Providing bicycles and training to support income-generation activities
Since 2001, AABRAR has run a bicycle-training programme with a monthly intake of 20 participants. A trainer teaches the trainees how to repair and ride bicycles, which are modified by AABRAR's mechanics to accommodate the needs of the trainees' disabilities. By 2020, 7,000 people have been trained.
AABRAR - Afghan Amputee Bicylists for Rehabilitation and Recreation, Bicycle Training Programme, Afghanistan
A nationwide strategy to fight mental health issues
Implementation starts with visits by a mental health service team to community leaders, local health care personnel, as well as to traditional healers to discuss existing practices and to gain their cooperation. This is followed by education and training to introduce modern mental health concepts and their advantages.
Government of Bhutan, National Mental Health Programme, Bhutan
Finding employment by profound training
Trainings include theoretical modules and a period of job sampling in the open labour market. The course material was written for and in collaboration with intellectually disabled people. There are no formal assessments, as many of the young adults are illiterate. Approximately 35 adults are trained each year.
Living Link, South Africa
Strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible
The Election Access Program published the first manual, Equal Access, that provides government and civil society with guidance on how to ensure that persons with disabilities have a voice in political life. IFES also developed an election access observation checklist and trained over 700 people in 7 countries to be access observers.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States of America
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