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Free online Spanish dictionary written according to easy reading guidelines
Diccionario Fácil is a free online Spanish dictionary service developed by Plena Inclusion Madrid, an NGO. It provides definitions according to the Easy Reading Guidelines, validated by people with intellectual disabilities, and also providing employment opportunities for them.
Plena Inclusion Madrid, Diccionario Fácil – Easy Dictionary, Spain
Providing a university experience for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Inclusive Education Program at the University of Sydney is a pilot providing a university experience for participants in a range of studies of their choice, with students participating in regular lectures and tutorials as well as attending one-on-one tutorials and receiving peer mentoring for added support.
The Centre for Disability Studies, Australia
Peer-led organization of persons with psychosocial disabilities in sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2017 the National Self-Advocacy in Uganda (UNSAI) has been assisting people with psychosocial disabilities with ‘Support my Choice’, a programme that enables participants who would otherwise be institutionalized to live independently, benefitting 150 people to date.
UNSAI-Uganda National Self-Advocacy Initiative, Support my Choice, Uganda
Multinational IT-manufacturer developing an accessible hiring and workplace programme
Flex Zhuhai is the Chinese subsidiary of Flex Ltd, a leading electronics contract manufacturer. In 2015, Flex Zhuhai implemented an accessibility programme, including accessible hiring practices and an internship programme. By 2021 the number of employees with disabilities had increased from 13 to more than 200.
Flex Ltd., Barrier free programme, China
The right to an inclusive apprenticeship
On the basis of a pilot apprenticeship model introduced by a parent association, the Austrian Vocational Training Act of 1969 was amended. In order to make the vocational training system more accessible to many young people and to enhance their labour market integration, prolonged or partial qualification was introduced.
Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, The right to an inclusive apprenticeship, Austria
Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer
Discovering Hands uses the superior tactile perception of blind and visually impaired persons to improve palpatory diagnosis in the early detection of breast cancer. Discovering Hands trains blind and visually impaired women to become "Medizinisch Taktile Tastuntersucherin" (Clinical Breast Examiners).
Discovering Hands Germany, Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer, Germany
The 'Accessibility Guide' illustrates low or no-cost solutions for companies to allow persons with disabilities accessibility and employment. It creates inclusive employment policies and promotes inclusive businesses.
The guide offers low to no-cost solutions that give persons with disabilities barrier-free access to the workplace. To generate effective and affordable solutions, employers are trained to interact with the surrounding community and with the persons with disabilities to define and build the accessibility solutions together.
Trust for the Americas, Collected ideas for access to the workplace, Mexico
Preparing people with psychosocial and mental disabilities to live in their own homes
Residents in one of the "Preparation for Independent Living Centres" are provided with personalised professional support, counselling, and training to prepare them for living independently. From 2012 to 2018, 50 people had received support services and 16 had successfully moved on to their own independent lives and accommodations.
Pro ACT Suport Association, Romania
Supporting schools to establish assistive technology labs for blind students
inABLE supports specialized schools to teach students who are blind in assistive and digital technologies. The NGO not only equips the necessary infrastructure, but also provides instructors and the training for teachers. For the students, inABLE has designed an assistive technology computer curriculum.
inABLE, inABLE Computer Labs, Kenya
Jewellery production – creating jobs for persons with intellectual disabilities
Jhankar is an NGO that runs a costume jewellery business where the products are designed and produced by people with intellectual disabilities. Jhankar provides skills development opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and transforms them into entrepreneurs who become socially and economically integrated in their communities.