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Self-advocacy group of persons with intellectual disabilities
Im Jahr 2011 initiierte das Instituto Jô Clemente in São Paulo, Brasilien, das Projekt "Selbstverteidigung", um Menschen mit geistigen Behinderungen zu befähigen, sich selbst zu verteidigen. Seit 2015 hat die Gruppe von Selbstvertretern einen Sitz im Stadtrat von São Paulo, im Jahr 2022 hatte sie 30 Mitglieder:innen.
Jo Clemente Institute, Self-Defence Project, Brazil
Training Young Leaders in Accessibility and Inclusion
Through its Accessibility Promotion Agents programme Escola de Gente trains young people with and without disabilities living in favelas as mediators for the rights of people with disabilities. The certified training provides skills that also increase their chances of finding employment. Between 2011 and 2017, 252 young people were trained.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, Accessibility Promotion Agents, Brazil
Raising Awareness on the Right to Vote
The Mi Voto Cuenta ("My Vote Counts") campaign raises awareness by informing people with disabilities about electoral processes and about how to regain their right to vote. The campaign also reaches out to political parties and the legal system to arrange meetings with political groups in all communities of Spain.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Mi Voto Cuenta, Spain
People with intellectual disabilities as editors, experts, and political representatives
Since 2017, Capito Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from Germany has been running a qualification project for people with intellectual disabilities. To date, some 1,000 participants have been trained as editors, political representatives, and experts in accessible information.
capito Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Capito Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
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
Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe
The program has sought to secure the inclusion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe’s governance systems by advocating for their accessibility to polling stations. The program also aimed at ensuring proportional representation of people with disabilities in decision-making bodies or a quota system in employment.
Jairos Jiri Association, Zimbabwe
The playful way to create accessibility maps
The free app features a gamification element called "AXS Mapathons," whereby teams compete against each other in real time while rating venues in their community on their accessibility. Google supports AXS Map through their annual volunteer programme, Google Serve. By mid of 2017, ASX Map had 100,000 users in 200 cities.
AXS Map, United States of America
Stimulating political participation for persons with an intellectual disability
Self-advocates of Our New Future explore the possibilities and barriers to participating in local and regional political meetings. Together with advisors they work out ways to enable people with intellectual disabilities to access political processes. Political bodies are given tools to better support their participation.
Onze Nieuwe Toekomst, Belgium
Study kit about citizenship and personal rights
The objective is to develop and tools and information that provide people with cognitive disabilities with knowledge of their personal rights, and to give them tools for practicing these rights. Based on positive experiences, a project has been initiated in 2014 to extend access to the kit to adults with more severe cognitive disabilities.
Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, Denmark
Funding for running for an elected office
The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund, established in 2012, offers individual grants to persons with disabilities who wish to put themselves forward as a candidate or for running their election campaign, but who incur additional costs associated with their disability. As of 2014 the Fund had supported 50 candidates.
UK Government Equalities Office, ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE FUND, United Kingdom