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Diverting EU funds towards community-based care
The European Expert Group was established to support the EU in promoting care reforms. It includes a wide range of stakeholders, providing training, guidance, and tools to political representatives and governments to inform them about the need of community-based care and the risks of institutional care for persons with disabilities.
Lumos Foundation, United Kingdom
Giving a voice to children with disabilities
The project seeks to develop a simple and effective method for children with disabilities to express or communicate their life priorities and human rights issues. Therefore project team developed a set of inclusive tools to overcome barriers in verbal or oral communication and made these available on the project website.
Deakin University, Australia
Empowerment of youth with disabilities involving their families and communities
ETI primarily focuses on young people with visual impairments, offering life-skills training in group and one-to-one settings, parent workshops, and other community activities to promote social inclusion. ETI also works with relief agencies to ensure that young refugees with disabilities can also access its programmes.
ETI - Empowerment Through Integration, Lebanon
Teaching reading and writing to adults with intellectual disabilities in institutions
The Ed-Recovery Academy focuses on people with intellectual disabilities living in psychiatric institutions who do not have literacy skills and teaches them reading, grammar and mathematics. The teaching is done through an easy-to-read methodology and by incorporating life skills into the curriculum.
Psychoanalytic Association, Ed-Recovery Academy, Kazakhstan
Job portal for persons with disabilities, going international
Incluyeme.com, launched in 2013, is Latin America's first and largest job portal for people with disabilities. It operates in eight countries and has more than 200,000 registered users in 2020. Incluyeme also provides training and services for companies that want to hire people with disabilities.
Incluyeme.com, Job portal for persons with disabilities, Argentina
Making microfinance inclusive
Creer is a loan product designed to reach persons with disabilities. Technically the product is the same as a standard microcredit product. After its start-up in April 2010, the product in 2013 had around 400 clients, which is considerably above industry average, while the portfolio at risk is only slightly above the average.
Banco D-Miro, Making microfinance inclusive, Ecuador
IT-platform for planning and booking accessible travel
Globe4all.net is a barrier-free information and booking platform for tourists with special needs in Russia as well as for representatives of the tourism industry who lack the knowledge to adapt to tourists with disabilities. in addition, Globe4all also trains people with disabilities to become tourist guides.
Globe Media, LLC, Globe4all, Russia
Teaching the clicking of tongue technique to navigate
World Access for the Blind trains blind and visually impaired persons the technique of human echolocation and calls its training Flashsonar (quite like the navigation of bats). The technique allows people to navigate using tongue-clicking and by responding to the reflected sound from their surroundings.
World Access for the Blind, Flashsonar, United States of America
Moving children and adults back to their families or community-based homes
"Community for All" partners with the central government and NGOs to transfer children and adults from institutions back to their families or into community-based homes, and offers services such as education, health care, and social care to support them. From 2015 to 2018, some 2000 people benefitted from programme’s community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Community for All Moldova, Moldova
Using technology in the classroom to support all students
The focus of the project is to increase knowledge among students, teachers, and other involved professionals on how the use of innovative technology in the classroom can facilitate participation and performance. 215 students with disabilities also received individual support. An accompanying study confirmed significant improvements.
Swedish Agency for Disability Coordination, Sweden