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              • A man stands in a small shop. Behind him are shelves with snacks and household products. He is smiling at a woman standing in the shop doorway who is communicating with him in sign language.

                Vocational training and seed capital to support entrepreneurs with deafblindness

                Sense International India provides vocational training and seed capital to adults with deaf/blindness, enabling them to launch a micro-enterprise. The NGO also trains vocational instructors. By 2020, 600 people have benefited; and since 2014, 130 people have received seed capital.
                Sense International India, Income Generation Activities for Persons with Deafblindness, India

              • NOUSPR takes delivery of a new sewing machine, which will enable this self-help group to start and run a small-scale tailoring business. Copyright: NOUSPR, Rwanda

                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

              • 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.
                DoctHers, Pakistan

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                A tablet that creates Braille, graphics, maps, and more

                BLITAB – the iPad for the blind as it is called also – is the first-ever Braille tablet, using a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief that produces Braille, graphics, maps, etc., for the blind and partially sighted. From the very start, blind and visually impaired users were involved in the product development.
                BLITAB Technology Gmbh, Austria

              • Two women on a wheelchair learning in a workshop.

                Leadership programme for women with disabilities

                The selected participants attend workshops where they learn to self-advocate and empower others, after which they implement their own small projects. To date, 24 women have completed the programme, with 12 having since received formal leadership positions or promotions. A further 470 women have been reached via the small projects.
                Light for the World Austria, Women Leadership Programme, Cambodia

              • A graduate holds his graduation certificate next to his teacher.

                Department testing innovative approaches towards more inclusive careers for students

                Since 2014, the Pathways to Careers (PTC) model has been testing different approaches to improve the qualifications and professional advancement of students with disabilities. Approaches such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) or student learning contracts with companies have already proven successful.
                Department of Labor of the US, Pathways to Careers Programme (PTC), United States of America

              • The professionalisation of empowerment

                Peer counsellors have their own experience of disability and advise similarly affected people to enable them to take control of their own lives at home, in the community and at work. For the first time in the world, the province of Upper Austria has established peer counselling as a social profession.
                Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Department of Social Affairs, The professionalisation of empowerment, Austria

              • Bringing organisations together to campaign for national disability legislation.

                Strategic engagement with government to push for national disability legislation

                Mphasis funded the NCPEDP with the purpose of advocating for a national disability policy. The programme carried out an intensive, multifaceted drive to bring together people with disabilities and government representatives. The effort resulted in the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016.
                Mphasis, Ltd., India

              • A young woman sits behind a sewing machine, which is placed on a large table. She is feeding material through the machine and looking at the camera and smiling. Crutches lean on the table beside her.

                National guideline to make vocational training centres fully accessible

                Published in 2019, the guideline is the first document in Ethiopia to set out measures for the equal participation of people with disabilities in "technical and vocational education and training" (TVET). By 2020, more than 30 government institutions have implemented the directive.
                Ethiopian Federal TVET Agency, Guideline for inclusion of people with disabilities, Ethiopia

              • Promoting micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship

                ARUNIM’s key objective is to create a Marketing Federation and facilitate entrepreneurs with disabilities to become "Contributors and Job Creators". ARUNIM works with 192 NGOs as well as individual entrepreneurs as members across the country. It reaches out to more than 3,000 persons with disabilities.
                Association for Rehabilitation under National Trust Initiative of Marketing, Promoting micro-enterprises and entrepreneurship, India