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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
A city organizing weekly conversations in public spaces with citizens in sign language
To support the dissemination of the Brazilian sign language Libras, the city of Curitiba created Conversation in Libras launched the Conversation in Libras programme, offering weekly face-to-face meetings in its public spaces that improve the interaction and communication in Libras, the Brazilian sign language.
Curitiba City Hall, Conversation in Libras, Brazil
Audio-visual books in multiple accessible formats
"Livros em múltiplos formatos acessíveis" is an audio-visual software that converts books into a range of accessible formats, including Brazilian sign language, in a single version. Complementing this, the NGO Mais Diferenças from Brazil offers training and organizes inclusive readings for people with and without disabilities.
Mais Diferencas - Inclusive Education and Culture, Books in multiple accessible formats, Brazil
Mobile therapy for children in remote areas delivered by an accessible bus
"Therapy on Wheels"is a mobile therapy for children, initiated by the Indian NGO Samphia Foundation. It consists of a team who travel from village to village in an accessible bus to provide services in India's mountainous regions. The bus is equipped with therapeutic tools and technology.
Samphia Foundation, Therapy On Wheels, India
A target and a push for inclusive skills training and employment
The reform includes a 5 per cent enrolment target for persons with disabilities, the training of technical and vocational education staff in disability inclusion, developing pilot training and engaging potential employers. In 2016, it resulted already in 328 enrolees and 60 trainees gaining employment.
ILO Bangladesh, National Skills Development Policy (NSDP) of 2011, DTE Departmental Policy of 2015 and innovative practices Department of Technical Education, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh & International Labour Organization (ILO), Bangladesh
IT training for people with disabilities
Since 2007, CRS - jointly with three training institutions in Viet Nam - has been offering IT courses to people with disabilities. Businesses and employers have been involved in the curriculum design, in providing internships and in recruitment (which is vital for the training outcomes). Nearly 70 per cent of the participants find employment.
CRS - Catholic Relief Services, Information Technology Training Programme (ITTP), Vietnam
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
Forum theatre alleviates war trauma and creates an inclusive stage and art experience
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture's forum theatre addresses the challenges faced by people with disabilities, such as land grabs, denial of rights, and divorce. It uses audience interaction to explore solutions together, and can be easily adapted to different types of issues.
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture, The Forum Theatre, Uganda
Teaching architects and students to use Universal Design principles
The Center for Universal Design focuses on bringing Universal Design and accessibility into architectural education. People with disabilities are involved as core team members in formulating the curricula and creating course content. They are also invited as user experts and for conducting the training programmes.
BNCA - Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College for Architecture For Women, Universal Design Center, Opening Minds to Universal Design, India
Model promoting decent work for persons with all kinds of disabilities
Based on a capability approach, the pilot model promotes skills training and labour intermediation for persons with disabilities in order to enhance their opportunities in the open labour market. By 2016 "I am capable" has enabled the employment of 3,015 people and was planned to become a nationwide programme.
CONADIS - National Council for the Integration of People with Disabilities Peru, I am Capable Model of 2012 National Council for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (CONADIS), Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP); Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion (MINTRA, since July 2016), Peru