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Two-year inclusive tourism project for tourist sites
The Inclusive Tourism Project improves accessibility and inclusion standards at four popular tourist sites. The project consists of architectural modules, workshops for staff and technical consultations to integrate accessibility on the sites. Actions include building ramps, improving access, and creating brail and audio support.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Lebanon
Business disability network connecting students with disabilities to paid internships
The programme matches students with employers based on location, degree, career goals, and skills. Companies commit to a minimum of 152 hours of paid work. Launched in 2005, by 2020 the Stepping Into programme is available across seven states and has facilitated 1,478 paid internships.
AND - Australian Network on Disability, Stepping Into Internship Program, Australia
An inclusive international volunteer programme
WeltWegWeiser is a service centre for people with disabilities who are interested in volunteering abroad. The organisation does not offer its own assignments, but advises interested people on suitable volunteer jobs based on their skills, interests and disabilities. Financial support is available for assignments.
Jugend eine Welt, WeltWegWeiser, Austria
Felting and knitting skills as the key to self-employment
EPSA produces and sells a variety of felting and knitting products made by young women with disabilities. Participants in their vocational training are provided with meals and accommodations. Since 2009, almost 400 young women have benefited from being trained and equipped to work on a self-employment base.
EPSA - Entire Power in Social Action, Employment programme for young women with physical disabilities., Nepal
Solving social issues to increase job opportunities
In 2016, IKEA in Russia launched a joint project with the Abilympics movement to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. By 2020 the employment of people with disabilities in IKEA Russia has increased by 55 per cent, and new business partners have joined the Abilympics.
Ingka Group (IKEA), Abilympics Project, Russia
Two-year-transition period for young people with autism
Avnei Derech Mechina (“Milestones for Life”) offers a setting in which young people with autism can learn important aspects of life including employment, social activity, studies, home/family and leisure time. Most vocation and volunteer experience are temporary, but contribute greatly to future careers.
Avnei Derech Mechina La'Haim, preparatory college, Israel
Livelihoods resource centres
As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom
Being employed by a university for the duration of PhD study
Promi ("Promotion inclusive") enables and promotes postgraduate education for students with disabilities. Initiated in 2012, 45 45 graduates have been placed in PhD programmes at their university by 2016 and provided with employment for the duration of their studies at one of the 21 partner universitites of Promi.
University of Koeln, project “Promi”, Germany
Accessible agriculture technology creating inclusive jobs in rural areas
Initiated by Light for the World, an international NGO, the "Accessible Agriculture" project is assisting farmers with disabilities and older persons to participate in farming through the development of personalized assistive technology, adapting processes such as water transportation and mushroom growing.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Agriculture – The Agri-Lab Experience, Cambodia
Job fairs organized by the Disability Network
Bangladesh Business & Disability Network was founded in 2017 by employers with the aim of creating a more disability inclusive workforce in Bangladesh. As of 2020 four job fairs for people with disabilities have been organized nationwide, resulting in more than 350 job placements with a retention rate of 80 per cent.
BBDN - Bangladesh Business & Disability Network, Establishment of a Business and Disability Network to Facilitate Employment, Bangladesh