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Building an inclusive labour market
Due to the Employment Protection Act No. 80 lesser capability because of age, illness or acquired disability is not an objective ground for dismissal and employers must make all reasonable efforts to retain the worker. As a result in Sweden 50% of disabled persons with reduced ability to work are employed.
Government of Sweden, Building an inclusive labour market, Sweden
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
'The most accessible and inclusive office building in the whole world' - a showcase from Denmark of the fact that it is possible to build a 100% accessible office building at a price that does not exceed the cost of an average building built by public authorities.
The office building takes the accessibility needs of all groups with all kinds of impairments into consideration and represents the inclusion of accessibility as both concept and ideology. The future users were involved in the process; therefore, many elements included in the building are user-driven innovations.
DPOD - Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark, The most accessible office building in the world, Denmark
Vocational support for people with intellectual disabilities in the penal system
APSA’s penitentiary programme offers personalized vocational training and support to beneficiaries within penal institutions and through its sheltered employment centres. APSA supports all persons with intellectual disabilities in Alicante’s penal system, of which there were 65 in 2020.
APSA Association Alicante, APSA Penitentiary Programme, Spain
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
A social franchise model for accessibility experts
In 2015, the All-Russian Society of Disabled People (ARDS) began to conduct accessibility seminars throughout the country. In order to support many of the people it trains, the ARDS set up expert centres across Russia, offering advice and financial support. By 2019, some 480 experts were working in 64 of 85 regions of Russia.
All Russian Society of Disabled People, Certification in Accessibility Expertise, Russia
Video emergency line for the hearing-impaired
The project includes the training of officers at the Jordan Command and Control Centre (JCCC) to communicate using sign language and the development of an ICT system that enables the JCCC to accept video calls via a special line. An information campaign on the use of the video emergency call was also carried out.
HCD - Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, Jordan
Vocational training leading directly to jobs in the open labour market
The project provides a 45-day vocational training and a one-week traineeship for young people with disabilities living in rural areas. The training was designed in cooperation with companies and future employers. The project also collaborates with stakeholders like Government, Communities, etc., to create inclusive working places.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, India
A national effort to promote employment in the ICT sector
The programme equips people with various disabilities with the skills required for work in the ICT sector, and places them in appropriate companies. Launched in 2013, it has trained 467 people by 2016. 83% of them (one third women) are employed full-time in 16 companies and are paid entirely by their employers.
MCIT - Egypt Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013 Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK), Chamber of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) and Daesn, Egypt, Egypt
Empowering Individuals in their Right to Vote
ENABLE Scotland and the UK Electoral Commission have jointly developed easy-read guides to support people with learning disabilities to vote, plus voting factsheets for family members and support workers. In addition, workshops and events are organised where people with learning disabilities meet their local politicians.
ENABLE Scotland, #ENABLEtheVote, United Kingdom
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