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Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
Training persons with disabilities in the Philippines to work as digital freelancers
The 10-week programme includes demand-driven digital skills training, work-based learning, and employment support. Virtualahan also employs its own graduates to work as online outsourcing professionals. Since 2015 more than 400 people have graduated from the programme and 78 per cent have found employment.
Virtualahan Inc., Virtualahan, Philippines
Literacy app to stimulate reading development for children with Down Syndrome
La Mesita was developed at the Catholic University of Chile. It is a free app that supports the reading development of children, especially those with Down Syndrome. Users can select a specific environment, such as a fair or an amusement park. La Mesita adapts to the user´s characteristics, and allows for an endless number of activities.
Catholic University of Chile, Centre for the Development of Inclusive Technologies, La Mesita, Chile
New guidelines are making Mexican elections accessible
The "Protocol for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities" is a binding national protocol. It contains requirements and guidelines for the availability of Braille ballots, improved physical access for people with mobility impairments, hospital polling stations as well as the reduction of both informative and communicative barriers.
Mexican National Electoral Institute, Mexico
The PIKSL laboratory empowers persons with mental disabilities to partner with scientists and to teach the elderly how to use PCs and the internet. Together they reduce complexity and develop products which help to overcome digitial barriers.
In the PIKSL lab persons with mental disabilities learn to deal with computers and the internet. With this knowledge they become teachers for the elderly or other persons with disabilities. They also become partners for scientists, developers, and designers to create assistance tools, simplify complex communications technology and make it more accessible.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Cooperation reduces digital complexity, Germany
Transatlantic e-Accessibility standards cooperation
In 2004 the United States and the European Union initiated a process to harmonize the standardisation of ICT accessibility requirements. This cooperation resulted in largely compatible standards, that can create enormous leverage for accessible technologies and possibly lay the groundwork for an international standard.
United States Access Board, Mandate 376; European Standard on e-Accessibility EN 301 549 of 2014 of the European Commission, European Union Proposed rule for 508 Standards and the 255 Guidelines of 2015 of the U.S. Access Board, USA, United States of America
Supporting architects and urban planners to understand accessibility
The GAATES-team developed a technology vendor database as well as learning and reference resources to support architects, planners, and engineers as well as small businesses to help them understand their obligations under the "Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act" and to support them in the implementation process.
Model promoting decent work for persons with all kinds of disabilities
Based on a capability approach, the pilot model promotes skills training and labour intermediation for persons with disabilities in order to enhance their opportunities in the open labour market. By 2016 "I am capable" has enabled the employment of 3,015 people and was planned to become a nationwide programme.
CONADIS - National Council for the Integration of People with Disabilities Peru, I am Capable Model of 2012 National Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (CONADIS), Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP); Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (MINTRA, since July 2016), Peru
Government supporting self-employment and microfinance
The Programme increases entrepreneurship of persons with disabilities by providing them and their families with personnel and financial support to develop their own business ideas. From 2013 to 2016, more than 4,385 entrepreneurs with disabilities were trained about entrepreneurial and productive topics.
MIPRO - Ministry of Industry and Productivity of Ecuador, Productive Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013, part of Strengthening Inclusive Services and Support Networks for Persons with Disabilities in Ecuador Ministry of Industries and Productivity (MIPRO) & Ministry of Social Development (MCDS), Ecuador, Ecuador
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