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Reserved elected seats for persons with disabilities
Uganda’s Constitution rules that the State shall ensure fair representation of marginalized groups on all government bodies: the parliament as well as every village, parish, sub-county, and district council. As a result Uganda’s 47,000 representatives with disabilities are easily the largest group of politicians with disabilities in the world.
NUDIPU - National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda, CONSTITUTION, PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS STATUTE & LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ACT, Uganda
Providing accessible candidate lists and other election materials for visually impaired persons
During the Finnish parliamentary elections in 2011 the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with FFVI, for the first time financed the production of accessible candidate lists for visually impaired persons, including audio and Braille. Since then these visual aids have been available in every election on all levels in Finland.
Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired, Finland
Fast-growing café chain with a majority of employees with disabilities
Since 2017, Mitti Café has been providing hospitality training and employment opportunities in accessible cafés established on the premises of educational institutions or private-sector companies. As of 2020 there are 12 Mitti Cafés, which are managed and staffed entirely by adults with disabilities.
Mitti Cafe, MITTI Café, India
Two restaurants run by persons with disabilities
"Ízlelő Restaurants" are adapted to the needs of employees, with special work procedures and ongoing training. The first restaurant was opened in 2007, and 46 people with various disabilities are now employed in two restaurants and the model has been developed into a social franchise handbook.
Kek Madar Foundation, Ízlelő restaurants – Tasty restaurants, Hungary
Using analytic tools to make workplaces more accessible and jobs more inclusive
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Helm, Workplace Inclusive Solutions, Egypt
Young people trained as Disability Inclusion Facilitators to motivate employers
The Make 12.4% Work initiative is led by young people with disabilities who are trained and certified as Disability Inclusion Facilitators. They train member organizations to become more inclusive. From 2018 to 2020, 124 organizations have become members and 5,700 people have benefited.
Light for the World Austria, Make 12.4% Work-Initiative, Uganda
Workplace adaptations for the blind as a business service
VIDEBIS is a supplier of visual aids. If a customer is visually impaired an assessment of the visual impairment is carried out, and the best solution in terms of hardware, software, and training is determined. Between 2016 and 2019 more than 1,000 workstations were equipped.
VIDEBIS GmbH, Workplace Adaptation, Austria
Training carers, family members, and staff via a web platform
The e-learning platform AGID enables professional assistants and family members to inform themselves about personal-centred care for elderly people with intellectual impairments. By 2016 it consisted of six modules covering 900 pages of content and approximately 1,000 people of the target group were reached.
APEMH - Association of Parents of Mentally Handicapped Children, Luxembourg
Returning successfully to work
Responding to a rise in work-related injuries, SOCSO introduced the Return to Work Programme. Making use of individual but systematic case management while promoting early intervention, the programme considerably improved return to work rates. The benefits outweigh by far the costs by a 1.43:1 ratio.
SOCSO Tun Razak Rehabilitation Centre, Returning successfully to work, Malaysia
Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
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