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Providing accessible books and learning materials to blind students
The project uses globally accepted standards and open source technology to convert books into audio formats, while also partnering with other organizations to make existing audiobooks available. Students can access either e-books or audio versions of books, making it a cost-effective solution for accessing educational reading material.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Audiobook Programme, Bangladesh
Easy-to-read newspaper articles, written by persons with learning difficulties
Participants with learning difficulties are trained to understand the journalistic approach to conveying information. The goals are to prepare participants for regular jobs, especially as experts for easy-to-read texts, and eventually to provide easy-to-read news on a daily basis for the online-platform of the KURIER, an Austrian daily paper.
Jugend am Werk Vienna, Austria
Solving social issues to increase job opportunities
In 2016, IKEA in Russia launched a joint project with the Abilympics movement to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. By 2020 the employment of people with disabilities in IKEA Russia has increased by 55 per cent, and new business partners have joined the Abilympics.
Ingka Group (IKEA), Abilympics Project, Russia
A million-user online platform is strengthening Latein American DPOs
The POETA model is is an accessible vocational toolbox for organisations, so-called DPOs, working with people with disabilities in the areas of life skills, technologies and vocational preparation. The POETA Social Franchise Platform replicates and expands the model for DPOs, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Trust for the Americas, United States of America
Multi-stakeholder groups developing accessibility solutions in museums
ARCHES is an EU-funded project that brings together partners from the fields of culture, technology, and academia, as well as people with disabilities. The programme develops, tests, and implements solutions to improve access to culture. Innovations include tactile art and an app to aid museum navigation.
KHM - Museum of Art History Vienna, ARCHES, Austria
Universal Accessibility Strategy for the whole of Dubai
In 2017 the Government of the Emirate of Dubai has begun to implement the Dubai Universal Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan involving fifteen governmental and semi-governmental local entities. The aim is to create full accessibility to the built environment and public transportation by 2020, based on Universal Design principles.
Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Government of the Emirate of Dubai – Universal Accessibility Strategic Plan 2017–2020, United Arab Emirates
NGO federation training and placing young adults with intellectual disabilities
The programme addresses the needs of both young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities and employers by offering training and continuous guidance to ensure high retention rates. Inclusion Mauritius also trains its beneficiaries to become self-advocates. From 2018 to 2020, 162 young adults were trained.
Inclusion Mauritius, Supported Employment, Mauritius
Training carers, family members, and staff via a web platform
The e-learning platform AGID enables professional assistants and family members to inform themselves about personal-centred care for elderly people with intellectual impairments. By 2016 it consisted of six modules covering 900 pages of content and approximately 1,000 people of the target group were reached.
APEMH - Association of Parents of Mentally Handicapped Children, Luxembourg
Long-term inclusion in the open labour market, state-wide
Begun in 1983, the programme provides individually tailored support and thoughtful job matches for people with intellectual disabilities. By 2002, Vermont had closed all sheltered workshops. By 2016, 48 per cent of Vermonters receiving developmental disabilities services are employed in the regular workforce and paid at minimum wage or higher.
University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Supported Employment Programme of 1983 Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Agency of Human Services, Vermont, USA, United States of America
A catering service training and vocation programme
Floare de Cireş is a catering service in the town of Razeni in Modava founded in 2012 to give disadvantaged young people a chance to get their first job. In 2015 the project was extended to include a workplace training programme, which more than 100 people with disabilities had completed by 2020.
Eco-Razeni Association, Floare de Cireş, Moldova