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Online job-platform for persons with disabilities in a sub-Saharan country
The National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, launched the NVPWD Career Portal in 2020 with support from mobile operator Safaricom. This offers personalized job recommendations and learning opportunities, and by mid-2022 had been used by more than 5,100 job seekers and 327 employers.
Safaricom PLC, NCPWD Career Portal, Kenya
At-home support for parents with intellectual disabilities
Begleitete Elternschaft’ (Accompanied Parenthood ) is a project of MOBILE – Selbstbestimmtes Leben Behinderter e.V. from Germany. Since 2006 eight to twelve parents with intellectual disabilities per year are supported in raising their children at home, assisted by educators in the areas of life skills, teaching, and childcare.
Mobile - Independent Living of Disabled People e.V., Accompanied Parenthood (Begleitete Elternschaft, BE), Germany
People with intellectual disabilities co-designing digital innovations
The co-design toolkit of Ireland’s Saint John of God Liffey Service (SJOG) enables people with intellectual disabilities to co-create mobile apps that support their daily lives. Launched in 2016, the co-design programme had 70 participants and more than 30 apps being developed by 2022.
Saint John of God Liffey Services, Co-Design Toolkit for Designing Inclusive Apps, Ireland
A museum in an ancient citadel as a role model for accessible sights
The Tower of David Museum, an ancient citadel in Jerusalem, Israel, has developed a model that allows people with different disabilities to visit in an accessible, inclusive, and stress-free way. It now serves as a role model and is leading the Museum Accessibility Forum, reaching all museums in Israel.
Tower of David Museum, Accessibility and Inclusion Programme, Israel
Nationwide platform for all disability-related information in a low-income country
In 2021, EnableMe Kenya launched an interactive online platform to support people with disabilities and their relatives who have no other access to relevant information. The portal provides information on more than 200 topics and had more than 70,000 visitors between 2021 and 2022.
EnableMe - Kenya, EnableMe Community platform, Kenya
Digital-based support group for parents of children with disabilities
The Parent Network is a community-based support group for parents of children with disabilities, accessible through a dedicated app but also in person through designated volunteers. Launched in 2020 by Shonaquip Social Enterprise from South Africa, it already had some 1,000 participants in 2022.
Shonaquip Social Enterprise, Parent Network, South Africa
Support programme for women with disabilities against sexual violence
Disability Voices Against Rape (DIVAR) ist ein Programm der Lilian Dibo Association in Kamerun für Frauen und Mädchen mit Behinderungen, die von sexueller Gewalt betroffen sind. Neben der direkten Betreuung bemüht sich das Programm auch um die Sensibilisierung der Öffentlichkeit. Im Jahr 2022 hatte DIVA etwa 1.000 direkt Begünstigte.
Lilian Dibo Association, Disability Voices Against Rape (DIVAR), Cameroon
Hotel employment and training for persons with psychosocial disabilities
The Wesenufer Hotel in Austria was opened by Pro mente in 2008 and is a medium-sized seminar hotel that employs people with psychosocial impairments and provides them with multi-professional training. Due to the expansion of the hotel, the number of employees has increased from 20 to 54 by 2022.
Pro Mente Oberoesterreich, Wesenufer Hotel & Seminarkultur an der Donau, Austria
Storytelling mobile app for children who are deaf or blind
In 2019 the Turkish Association of the Deaf (TIED) launched an interactive video app aimed at children with hearing disabilities that functions like an audio-visual library. The audio description, introduced in 2022, makes the library also accessible for children with visual impairments.
Association of People with Hearing Impairment of Turkey, İki-Dilli Öyküler (Bilingual stories), Turkey
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