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              • A Viking Splash tour boat full of smiling passengers cruising in a sea-side canal basin.

                Universal Design in Irish Tourism Services as a business case

                Ireland's voluntary standard on universal design of tourism services shows that more accessible customer communication requires neither much training nor additional costs. On the contrary, it creates business benefits: Easier online bookings or clearer menus bring fewer complaints and higher sales.
                NSAI - National Standards Authority Ireland, Irish Standard I.S. 373:2013 on Universal Design for Customer Engagement in Tourism Services, 2013 National Standards Authority of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Ireland, Ireland

              • Sexual Abuse Victim Empowerment program

                Cape Mental Health runs a unique Sexual Abuse Victim Empowerment (SAVE) program that empowers intellectually disabled victims of sexual abuse and provides them with access to justice. The program helps survivors prepare for court proceedings and helps the legal system to understand their special needs.
                Cape Mental Health, South Africa

              • In Haifan, Taiz, a deaf trainer teaches some 30 women with hearing impairments how to sign. © Al Saeeda Association

                Employment and inclusion of rural girls with hearing impairments

                Women with hearing disabilities from rural areas receive training and education to ensure their participation in the job market. Informing families and communities about the needs and issues of these women leads to greater understanding and inclusion, which in turn helps to empower them economically and socially.
                Al Saeeda Society for the Care and Rehabilitation of Deaf Girls in Yemen, Yemen

              • Young people with and without disabilities at a training.

                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

              • A group of 11 people in front of a café serving counter. Two people at the front of the group are in wheelchairs, the rest are standing and all are smiling towards the camera and waving.

                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

              • A man wearing a below-knee prosthetic. A boy wearing a below-knee prosthetic.

                Providing free adaptations and prosthetics for amputees and persons with mobility issues

                Jaipur Foot Organization provides free prosthetic devices and applications. In 1975, there were 59 prosthetic devices, today about 60,000 people annually receive specially designed prosthetic devices, wheelchairs etc. and even financial support. This is mainly in rural areas of India and in 27 other countries.
                Jaipur Foot Organization (BMVSS), BMVSS, India

              • '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

              • There are several men working on wood. One of them has built a birdhouse, and one man in the background works on a tree trunk. The setting is in a carpenter shop with tools and work benches.

                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

              • Supported internship

                The programme takes place entirely within a business setting where students participate in three internships to explore a variety of career options. This total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on, worksite-based training and support.
                Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Supported internship, United States of America

              • Bill enjoys his work as a stocker at Sweet Clover Market © Michelle Paya

                Long-term inclusion in the open labour market, state-wide

                Begun in 1983, the programme provides individually tailored support and thoughtful job matches for people with intellectual disabilities. By 2002, Vermont had closed all sheltered workshops. By 2016, 48 per cent of Vermonters receiving developmental disabilities services are employed in the regular workforce and paid at minimum wage or higher.
                University of Vermont, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, Supported Employment Programme of 1983
Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Agency of Human Services, Vermont, USA, United States of America