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Online game for practicing shopping and making payments online
The online learning game ‘Funkabutiken’, published by the Swedish NGO Funka in 2021, allows users to practice shopping and paying online. Easy language, illustrations, and videos are some of the accessibility features offered. By mid-2022, Funkabutiken had around 20,000 visits.
Funka Nu AB, Funkabutiken, Sweden
Accessible learning materials for students with visual impairments
Young Power in Social Action is an organization employing nearly 2,000 people and 32 persons with disabilities (2016). In this specific project, 80% were persons with disabilities. It was to produce and distribute digital multimedia books, fully accessible e-books, and digital Braille books. By 2016 155 schoolbooks had been converted.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Bangladesh
Increasing political participation through targeted lobbying on many levels
Measures focus on engaging with election stakeholders, but also include lobbying political contestants, holding public debates, and promoting media coverage. Successes include the involvement of people with disabilities by the Electoral Commission and the introduction of tactile ballot papers.
FEDOMA - Federation of Disability Organizations in Malawi, Malawi
Accessibility certification programme for eBook publishers
Benetech is a leading provider of a digital library system. As another project, it launched the Global Certified Accessible™ certification, which not only validates the accessibility of individual eBooks but certifies the entire workflow of publishers, and supports everyone involved in the production of digital books.
Benetech, GCA™ publisher certification programme, United States of America
The right to an inclusive apprenticeship
On the basis of a pilot apprenticeship model introduced by a parent association, the Austrian Vocational Training Act of 1969 was amended. In order to make the vocational training system more accessible to many young people and to enhance their labour market integration, prolonged or partial qualification was introduced.
Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, The right to an inclusive apprenticeship, Austria
Job clubs as employment entry points for people with intellectual disabilities
To get people with intellectual disabilities into regular jobs, Instituto Jô Clemente uses a model with three key elements: professional guidance (Work Club), employment development, and post-inclusion monitoring. The model has been designed as a low-cost practice and is funded by the participating companies.
Jo Clemente Institute, Professional Inclusion, Brazil
Alternative ways for successful job applications
Since 2013, ECDD has been collaborating with public vocational training colleges on the "Inclusive Skills Training and Employment Programme for and by Persons with Disabilities" to facilitate training opportunities for people with disabilities, including with intellectual disabilities. By 2016, ISTEP had assisted more than 1,500 beneficiaries.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Ethiopia
Providing free space to develop technological skills for young people at risk
The Democratizing Innovation in the Americas (DIA) Inclusive Lab provides youth with and without disabilities a free space to learn digital and technical skills and to develop new ideas using adaptive and high-end technologies such as 3D printers, laser cutters, screen readers, and voice recognition programmes.
Trust for the Americas, DIA Inclusive Innovation Lab, Mexico
Social inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities through community centres
Through the Amitim programme so-called coordinators work at local meeting places to support adults with psychosocial disabilities in joint activities. The aim is to achieve the promotion of personal recovery via leisure and educational activities as well as the promotion of social change in the community.
Amitim, Amitim Programme, Israel
Network of users with visual disabilities creating and
growing its digital library
Tiflolibros is a digital library for visually impaired people in the Spanish-speaking world, launched by the NGO Asociación Tiflonexos in Argentina. Since its launch in 2001 until 2021, more than 65,000 accessible books have been made available free of charge.
Tiflonexos Association, Biblioteca Tiflolibros, Argentina
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