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The programme takes place entirely within a business setting where students participate in three internships to explore a variety of career options. This total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on, worksite-based training and support.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Supported internship, United States of America
Rating-based training of accessibility assessors
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) is a comprehensive rating system to measure meaningful accessibility in the built environment. The foundation also launched a training course for professionals in the construction industry to promote the principles of both the RHFAC and Universal Design.
Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, Canada
Job-matching based on coaching for students with disabilities and company-partnering
The participating talents receive coaching and make contact with interested companies. Companies gain know-how in the field of inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. Since the start of the programme in 2016, 130 students and 45 companies have completed the self-financed programmes.
myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH, myAbility Talent® Programme, Austria
Personalised coaching in the workplace
Best buddies provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to have personalised coaching in the workplace and become integrated in their place of employment. In 2012, Best Buddies Colombia had placed 320 individuals in such a workplace in the various regions of Colombia.
Best Buddies International, Personalised coaching in the workplace, United States of America
Long-term inclusion in the open labour market, state-wide
Begun in 1983, the programme provides individually tailored support and thoughtful job matches for people with intellectual disabilities. By 2002, Vermont had closed all sheltered workshops. By 2016, 48 per cent of Vermonters receiving developmental disabilities services are employed in the regular workforce and paid at minimum wage or higher.
University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Supported Employment Programme of 1983 Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Agency of Human Services, Vermont, USA, United States of America
Tactile Ballot Guides for Blind Voters
The tactile ballot guide has cut-out holes and lines along one side to indicate the sequence of candidates. The ballot paper is placed under the guide and an audio recording describes the parties and candidates that correspond to the holes. The guide can be used multiple times and does not require knowledge of the Braille font.
Central Election Commission of Georgia, Georgia
DPO federation running a business sector-encouragement programme
COCEMFE encourages and supports companies to include people with disabilities among their relevant stakeholders as suppliers, customers, and competent professionals, and therefore to go beyond inclusive recruitment and CSR. Since 2018, 161 such agreements have been signed with companies.
COCMEFE - Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities, Making businesses Inclusive, Spain
Training job coaches to support jobseekers with disabilities and employers
Since 2018 the Accessible Employment project has been training people with and without disabilities in Cambodia as job coaches, who then support jobseekers while also working with employers. In 2019 there were ten trained job coaches, and 54 people with disabilities had gained employment.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Employment, Cambodia
An Accessibility Programme for Electoral Processes
To make elections more accessible, the programme includes measures such as by placing electoral wards in accessible buildings, providing electoral staff that can communicate in sign-language, electronic voting machines accessible for blind voters, and saving the parking spots closer to the voting facilities for persons with disabilities.
Superior Electoral Court of Brazil, Electoral Justice Accessibility Programme, Brazil
How to successfully apply for jobs in the public and private sector
Participants go through an evaluation process, which is summarised in an employment profile. Afterwards, training is recommended to complement existing interests and skills. Job placement is carried out using a special job-matching software, which is also available through the Ministry of Labour and private partner companies.
Saraki Foundation, Project “Effective Labour Inclusion”, Paraguay
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