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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
Advice and support service targeted to indigenous populations
BCANDS provides free advice and support to any person with a disability-related query, but with a focus on the unique needs of Indigenous populations. The organization acts as a liaison among service agencies. In 2017, BCANDS supported over 1,700 people in accessing local or national services.
British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, Canada
Ongoing support through a job trainer
The programme assists individuals with intellectual disabilities requiring support with accessing employment and performing job duties. The programme is characterised by the Employment First approach, providing a job trainer only when the employer offers a meaningful job and pays at least a minimum salary.
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Ongoing support through a job trainer, Canada
Moving children and adults back to their families or community-based homes
"Community for All" partners with the central government and NGOs to transfer children and adults from institutions back to their families or into community-based homes, and offers services such as education, health care, and social care to support them. From 2015 to 2018, some 2000 people benefitted from programme’s community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Community for All Moldova, Moldova
Bilingual Classes Supporting Families to Learn Sign Language Together
Using a team of one person who is deaf and one who can hear, kinderhände offers bilingual classes in German and ÖGS to children aged six months to 14 years and their families. It also has an online platform for families to use at home, and has developed teacher-training modules to support ÖGS use in schools.
kinderhaende e.V., Austria
An accessibility testing platform, powered by people with disabilities
The online platform helps companies test whether their digital services are accessible to people with disabilities. It offers community testing and community-centred feedback. Since its launch in 2018, Fable has provided employment for 100 people with disabilities. Customers include Walmart, Shopify, and Slack.
Fable Tech Labs, Fable, Canada
Disability-inclusive approach to bring families out of extreme poverty
Since 2018 the project supports households in the cities of Kurigram and Chattogram. Participants receive rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy and counselling, and receive cash transfers to meet their basic needs. As of 2020, 1,447 households are being supported.
Humanity & Inclusion France, Disability Inclusive Poverty Graduation, Bangladesh
Comprehensive support and jobs for persons with epilepsy
Leben mit Epilepsie in der Arbeitswelt provides a variety of services to people with epilepsy concerning their integration in the job market. Between 2011 and 2015, the organization supported 818 clients to find and maintain work. In addition, 178 people with epilepsy were given further practical help and support.
Institute for Epilepsy, LEA - Living with Epilepsy in the World of Work, Leben mit Epilepsie in der Arbeitswelt (LEA), Austria
Improving the criminal justice system for people with intellectual disabilities
NCCJD’s Pathways to Justice programme offers training to develop local multidisciplinary Disability Response Teams composed of criminal justice and disability leaders, including self-advocates, to improve local systems. It is unique in addressing the needs of both victims and suspects, defendants and inmates.
The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability, Pathways to Justice, United States of America
Government supporting community-led micro-enterprises
AREDP supports village inhabitants to create village-based micro-enterprises and to facilitate their access to finance as well as technical and marketing service. During the period 2010–2016, 143 enterprises have been established, creating 143 direct employment opportunities and 456 indirect ones.
Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP), Afghanistan