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Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities
NLPRA’s social enterprises adopt a business approach in operation, with the objective of providing work and training opportunities to people in recovery from mental illness in a real work setting. In 2013 NLPRA operated 21 "330"-enterprises in retail, catering, eco-tourism, direct sales, cleansing and property management.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities, China - Hong Kong
An Airport Rehearsal Programme for People with Disabilities, Families and Staff
Wings for Autism allows people with autism and with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families, to practice all the steps involved in travelling by plane, and to do so in a safe environment. From 2014 to 2018, Wings for Autism has trained approximately 13,500 people, family members, as well as airport and airline personnel.
The Arc of the United States, Wings for Autism, United States of America
International online audio-book library in Arabic language
The International Accessible Library is a free online resource containing a wide range of literature and educational materials in audio format. The library contains over 4,500 professionally recorded audio books in Arabic that can be accessed by persons with visual and print disabilities worldwide, and it receives over 200,000 visits per month.
AlManarah Association for Persons with Disabilities, Israel
Sharing the accessibility information of points of interest using apps and crowd sourcing
In 2016 Mirairo launched a smartphone application with a screen reader function for collecting and sharing information on the accessibility of points of interest for persons with diverse needs including persons with disabilities, older persons, and tourists. In less than a year some 67,000 locations were uploaded.
Mirairo Inc., Bmaps app, Japan
Forum theatre alleviates war trauma and creates an inclusive stage and art experience
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture's forum theatre addresses the challenges faced by people with disabilities, such as land grabs, denial of rights, and divorce. It uses audience interaction to explore solutions together, and can be easily adapted to different types of issues.
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture, The Forum Theatre, Uganda
The 'Accessibility Guide' illustrates low or no-cost solutions for companies to allow persons with disabilities accessibility and employment. It creates inclusive employment policies and promotes inclusive businesses.
The guide offers low to no-cost solutions that give persons with disabilities barrier-free access to the workplace. To generate effective and affordable solutions, employers are trained to interact with the surrounding community and with the persons with disabilities to define and build the accessibility solutions together.
Trust for the Americas, Collected ideas for access to the workplace, Mexico
Social inclusion through Special Olympics
Unified Sports Recreation
Through the Special Olympics Unified Sports Recreation model, children are able to participate in an inclusive sports setting based on football. The project mission is to implement the model in Turkey for children aged 8 to 12 with support from six local professional football clubs and the Turkish Football Association.
Special Olympics, Turkey
"Proefwonen" – fast access to affordable homes
Through "Proefwonen", housing and social service providers collaborate to facilitate rental access for people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems. A steering group matches available housing with the candidate-tenants through a consensus process. 24 candidate-tenants have entered the program over a period of three years.
Zennevalley Home Furnishings, Belgium
Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Centum DZWONI is a countrywide initiative, started in 2006, and was the first "non-public" employment agency in Poland. It aims at finding positions in the open labour market for persons with intellectual disabilities. The services are free and include counselling, training, practice and individual support by a job coach.
Centrum DZWONI - Center for Vocational Counseling and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities, Poland
The professionalisation of empowerment
Peer counsellors have their own experience of disability and advise similarly affected people to enable them to take control of their own lives at home, in the community and at work. For the first time in the world, the province of Upper Austria has established peer counselling as a social profession.
Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Department of Social Affairs, The professionalisation of empowerment, Austria
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