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Labour integration in rural areas
The Siro Group is one of the largest industrial groups in the food sector in Spain. It has implemented an Integration Policy for people with disabilities in all workplaces that exceeds the legal framework. Specifically, it has 16 factories located in rural areas with 3,724 employees. 13% of the workforce are persons with disabilities.
Cerealto Siro Foods, Labour integration in rural areas, Spain
Haptic technology to improve mobile app accessibility
Tencent Holdings is a technology and entertainment company from China that has developed ‘MTGPA Haptics’, a technology that transmits vibro-tactile signals to its users and can be used for notifications or as an orientation aid. By 2022, MTGPA Haptics had been installed in over 240 million smart phones.
TENCENT Technology Co,. Ltd., MTGPA Haptics, China
Inclusive schools for students who are blind or visually impaired
The Arab Episcopal School in Irbid is an inclusive school with kindergarten for children with and without visual impairments and of different religions. In 2018 the school had 40 blind or visually impaired school children. Five of the teachers are blind and also support the children in their daily life.
Arab Episcopal School Irbid, Inclusive Education for visually impaired children, Jordan
Supported education services for people with serious mental health issues
In the SES programme, the service recipients are assisted by professionell coordinators in their academic, emotional and social challenges during their studies. The aim is to create better access to academic frameworks and to promote the inclusion of programme graduates into the open labour market.
Israel Ministry of Health, SES Programme, Israel
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
Living alone with individualized support
API developed models of community-based services, such as "organized housing" and specialized foster family care, to enable children and adults with intellectual disabilities to move from large residential institutions to a life in the community. In 2003, "organised housing" was introduced by law as a new type of service.
Association for Promoting Inclusion, Croatia
Large-scale rehabilitation project provided by an insurance company
Started in 2009, the MAIS model aims to minimize the difficulties faced by people who have incurred a disability as the result of a labour accident. To this end, it brings together all relevant stakeholders from the individual’s environment, including employers, family, community as well as social and medical institutions.
Mutual de Seguridad C.Ch.C, Modelo de Atención Integral en Salud (MAIS), Chile
Accessible agriculture technology creating inclusive jobs in rural areas
Initiated by Light for the World, an international NGO, the "Accessible Agriculture" project is assisting farmers with disabilities and older persons to participate in farming through the development of personalized assistive technology, adapting processes such as water transportation and mushroom growing.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Agriculture – The Agri-Lab Experience, Cambodia
Quality healthcare and counselling through video technology
doctHERs is a novel health care platform that connects female doctors to millions of underserved patients, including those with disabilities, in real-time while leveraging online technology. doctHERs overcomes sociocultural barriers that tie women to their homes, and at the same times provides access to quality health care.
Empowerment through peer-to-peer support
NOUSPR advocates and provides persons with psychosocial disabilities with a platform for a unified voice to enable them to access all necessary services and opportunities. In 2015 the program had some 1,200 members, 79 per cent of whom were persons who had themselves experienced mental health challenges.
NOUSPR - National Organization of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Rwanda, Rwanda