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A work coach model for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Sana employment project consists of four phases: assessment, job matching, evaluation, and training by work coaches. The project started in 2015 with one hotel in Amman. As of mid-2020 the programme has completed training of 150 participants, of whom 80 have received employment.
Sana for Special Individuals, Sana Work Program, Jordan
An app that connects jobseekers with disabilities with job opportunities
The Riziki Source App collects information from job seekers with disabilities in a database that can be matched with job offers. The app also learns about the training needs of registered jobseekers. Employers have the possibility to share available job opportunities through a dedicated login.
Riziki Source, Riziki Source App, Kenya
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
Strengthening electoral systems to be inclusive and accessible
The Election Access Program published the first manual, Equal Access, that provides government and civil society with guidance on how to ensure that persons with disabilities have a voice in political life. IFES also developed an election access observation checklist and trained over 700 people in 7 countries to be access observers.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, United States of America
Mobile phone-based information service for disability-related topics
Minch was launched in 2021 by the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development. The interactive voice-response phone platform provides toll-free audio information or text messages on disability-related topics in the Ethiopian national language. Minch works via cell phone and without the need for an Internet connection.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Minch, Ethiopia
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
A community centre built on Universal Design principles
The Mary Free Bed YMCA is a 36 acre community centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The facility is the first building in the world to be certified by the Global Universal Design Commission. Currently, the center has over 200 adaptive sports athletes that access the YMCA for practice, tournaments, and fitness.
Progressive AE - Progressive Architectural Design and Engineering, United States of America
A systematic approach to creating inclusive school environments
"One school for All" is the first whole school approach to Inclusive Education in Bulgaria. The two-year programme offers schools a structured and systemic approach in four key areas: school leadership, teaching practices, partnership with parents, and child safety. In Bulgaria, the programme costs around € 5,200 for a school.
Association for Shared Learning ELA, One School for All – a model for creating inclusive school environments, Bulgaria
A national effort to promote employment in the ICT sector
The programme equips people with various disabilities with the skills required for work in the ICT sector, and places them in appropriate companies. Launched in 2013, it has trained 467 people by 2016. 83% of them (one third women) are employed full-time in 16 companies and are paid entirely by their employers.
MCIT - Egypt Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013 Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK), Chamber of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) and Daesn, Egypt, Egypt
Using analytic tools to make workplaces more accessible and jobs more inclusive
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Helm, Workplace Inclusive Solutions, Egypt