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Municipality Council running a four-step job integration model
Users undergo an assessment before being trained in obtaining a job. Support then continues during the start of the job, making reasonable adjustments, and continues with a follow-up evaluation and contact throughout the work experience. Since its launch in 2013, 356 people with disabilities have participated and 118 have found employment.
Municipality of Providencia, Providencia Labour Inclusion Programme, Chile
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
Effectively creating accessible buildings in rural, less developed areas
In 2011 the Uva Provincial Council developed a policy to achieve universal inclusion in this district by 2018. The policy is addressing the gaps in accessibility to the built environment as well as targeting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons in a holistic manner and in a way that is feasible within a rural setting.
Uva Provincial Council, Sri Lanka – Uva Provincial Council, Moneragala – Age Friendly & Disabled Friendly City, Sri Lanka
Sign language relay service with a successful scaling strategy
DeafTawk is a technology start-up that has developed a mobile application that connects deaf users with certified sign language interpreters in real time and around the clock via video calls. DeafTawk is available on both IOS and Android, and in 2020 has 14,600 users in Pakistan as well as in Singapore.
DeafTawk, DeafTawk, Pakistan
Transfering persons with intellectual disabilities out of sheltered workshops
Israel Elwyn has launched two programmes in 2015 to move people with intellectual disabilities into the mainstream labour market. ‘Future Direction’ is aimed at individuals who have been working in sheltered workshops for many years, while ‘Creating a Future’ is aimed at high school students.
Israel Elwyn, Israel Elwyn – Transitional Programmes, Israel
Providing assistive technology for children in rural Asia
In 2020, Amar Seva Sangam of India launched the ‘Paediatric Assistive Technology Provision’ programme with a focus on children in rural areas, including a training programme for rehabilitators and financial support. It is expected that by the end of 2022 close to 1,000 assistive devices will be provided to users.
Amar Seva Sangam, Paediatric Assistive Technology Provision Programme, India
GIS-based mapping and improving of accessible water, sanitation , and hygiene (WASH) facilities
ZWASH is conducting GIS-based mapping to assess the accessibility of toilet facilities in schools and health centres in Zambia. The data will be used by World Vision and government agencies to provide accessible toilets and WASH facilities where they are most needed. ZWASH will be rolled out in more than 40 other countries.
World Vision, Zambia Water Sanitation and Hygiene (ZWASH), Zambia
Promoting innovative assistive technologies internationally
The project has created and developed a set of affordable open source tools that enable people with physical disabilities to use computers and smartphones easily. The tools are provided as construction kits during hands-on workshops, demonstrations are given on how to use and build the tools on a local basis.
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria
Government-led database for improved distribution of assistive technologies
The Djibouti National Agency for Persons with Disabilities launched a management information system in 2019 whereby individuals can register and then access various forms of support through a Mobility Inclusion Card. By 2022, 4,466 people had been registered.
Agence Nationale des Personnes Handicapées, Management Information System for Persons with Disabilities (SIGPH), Djibouti
Cross-sectoral effort to build accessible homes for people with disabilities in poverty
Puspadi Bali operates a housing project in Bali for people with physical disabilities living in poverty. The houses are built after an individual evaluation and in collaboration with Warmadewa University and Journeyman International, an NGO focusing on architectural services in a humanitarian context.
PUSPADI Bali, Accessible Housing, Indonesia
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