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Inclusive evacuation strategies following a tsunami, earthquake, or volcano eruption
Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Berkebutuhan Khusus Aceh is a forum of various disabled people organizations in the in Aceh province, an tsunami and earthquake affected region. From 2015 to 2017, the organization trained 296 persons with disabilities, and 965 have participated in three disaster evacuation simulations.
FKM BKA - Forum of Community with Special Needs Aceh, Indonesia
Participatory collection of disability data in cities to improve public service
Kota Kita, an NGO from Solo City, Indonesia, generates a disability-inclusive profile of cities by collecting differentiated data in real time using a geo-tagging app. By involving people with disabilities, the results provide a basis for cities to take action to make them more disability-friendly.
Kota Kita, Participatory Approach for Disability-Inclusive Cities Indonesia/Disability-Inclusive Cities Indonesia, Indonesia
Promoting community-based Inclusive Education
Sama Nepal focuses on a "base school", which includes a care centre and/or a resource class in which children with special needs are enrolled. From there they participate in mainstream school activities according to their abilities. From 2016 to 2019, 222 children with disabilities have benefited from this support.
Sama Nepal, Including children with disabilities in mainstream schools in Nepal, Nepal
Study circles supporting persons with intellectual disabilities in political processes
Via ‘study circles’ Studieforbundet Vuxenskolan (SV) from Sweden makes it easier for people with intellectual disabilities to access political processes. SV has also created a process that allows voters with disabilities to address questions important to them to political representatives.
SV Study Association Vuxenskolan, My choice/My election, Sweden
Economic and social inclusion
The Unlocking Potentials programme contributes to improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in Lebanon and supports them in accessing formal employment through vocational training. It provides comprehensive support for jobseekers, job opportunities in public and private sectors and a pilot scheme for income generation.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Economic and social inclusion, Lebanon
Fighting Stigma through Hollywood and Jobs Creation
The organization collaborates with Hollywood writers to promote positive, accurate, and diverse portrayals of disability. It has created the Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit and the Emmy Award-winning TV show “Born This Way,” starring people with Down syndrome. At the political level, RespectAbility focuses on employment
RespectAbility, United States of America
Free open-source electronic games for children
"Games for the Blind" is a series of free electronic games designed for blind children as well as an online platform to create and share their own game. The games are designed to familiarize children with computers and to allow them to practice their hearing and other skills while having the option to play with their peers.
SciFY - Science For You, Games for the Blind, Greece
Personal Ombudsmen in Sweden
In Sweden a nationwide system of Personal Ombudsmen provides support in decision-making for persons with severe mental or psychosocial disabilities. POs assist individuals, identify care needs, but they have no medical responsibility, nor do they make any decisions in the capacity of an authority.
Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, ESTABLISHING A NATIONWIDE SYSTEM OF PERSONAL OMBUDSMEN, Sweden
Five-Year Plan for Mental Health Care in Rural Areas
BasicNeeds Ghana capacitates physicians and health workers about mental health issues, how to treat them, and how to gain knowledge about appropriate medication. Since its founding in 2002, the programme has benefitted more than 19,000 poor and marginalized living people with mental health issues or epilepsy.
Basic Needs Ghana, Ghana
Subscription-based online education platforms that also work without internet
Kamer Big Bang is an online resource centre for matching users with jobs and learning opportunities. educlick is a mobile phone-based e-learning system whereby users undertake courses via text message. Originally targeted to people displaced through armed conflict, both platforms became popular with people with disabilities.
EduClick, Kamer Big Bang platform and educlick platform, Cameroon