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Adapting smart technology to support services for persons with intellectual disabilities
In 2018 the US-based Keystone Human Services launched a project that supports people with intellectual disabilities in their everyday lives. It combines easily available technologies such as Alexa with specific tools to achieve individual goals – from cooking independently to staying overnight without paid staff.
Keystone Human Services, KAS - Keystone Autism Services, Technology for Independent Living, United States of America
Political leadership courses for young people with disabilities
ENGAGE (Engaging a New Generation for Accessible Governance and Elections) is a political leadership training course for young people with disabilities. The programme was developed in 2018 by the US-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems and implemented by local partners in six countries through 2022.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, ENGAGE, United States of America
Community-based support services to persons with psychosocial disabilities
‘Seher Urban Community Mental Health and Inclusion’ (UCMHI) is a programme of the Indian Bapu Trust designed to promote independent living for people with psychosocial disabilities residing in urban slum settlements. In 2022 the model has been implemented in additional Indian states.
BAPU TRUST FOR RESEARCH ON MIND AND DISCOURSE, Bapu Trust For Research on Mind & Discourse, India
Peer-led organization of persons with psychosocial disabilities in sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2017 the National Self-Advocacy in Uganda (UNSAI) has been assisting people with psychosocial disabilities with ‘Support my Choice’, a programme that enables participants who would otherwise be institutionalized to live independently, benefitting 150 people to date.
UNSAI-Uganda National Self-Advocacy Initiative, Support my Choice, Uganda
Sexual and reproductive education for youth with leprosy and other
NLR Indonesia developed the MBIM project to educate children and adolescents with leprosy and other disabilities about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. As part of the project NLR has developed educational manuals and tools, such as pictures and videos.
NLR Indonesia, My Body Is Mine (MBIM), Indonesia
Computer keyboard with only 11 buttons for people with motor impairments
The Key-X smart keyboard, launched in 2018 by multinational start-up Key2enable, has just eleven touch-sensitive, iconographic keys that enable operation without much effort, while being robust enough for rough touches. By 2022 some 2,500 Key-X keyboards had been sold in 28 countries.
Key2enable Assistive Technology MENA Ltd, Key-X, United Arab Emirates
A leading concert hall offering a free and inclusive musical workshop week
Since 2019 the Wiener Konzerthaus, one of the leading concert halls in Austria, has been organizing summer music workshops (‘SommerMusikWoche’) for up to 80 participants. The programme is supervised by professional music educators and is free of charge.
Wiener Konzerthaus, SommerMusikWoche/Inclusive Music Programme, Austria
Using a mix of radio and digital content to train young learners in rural areas
Outlook Humanitarian Care Initiative (OHCI) from Nigeria has developed ‘Interactive Audio Instruction’, a mixture of radio and digital platform for distance learning. The educational offering is aimed particularly at women, young people, and children both with and without disabilities.
OUTLOOK HUMANITERIAN CARE INITIATIVE, Interactive Audio Instruction – radio-based learning, Nigeria
Providing personalized municipal care support for persons over the age of 80
In 2020 the municipality of Cerro Navia, in Chile’s capital region of Santiago, launched ‘Plan 80’ – a person-centred monitoring, follow-up, and support programme for persons with and without disabilities over the age of 80. By end of 2021 the programme had supported over 3,700 beneficiaries.
Cerro Navia Municipality, Plan 80, Chile
Disability-led network for promoting professional artists and musicians
Founded by US musical artist Lachi in 2021, the Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD) network is dedicated to promoting disability culture and accessibility in the music industry, including ‘certification’ of venues. By 2022, RAMPD already had 60 professional members.
Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD), Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities (RAMPD), United States of America