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Making civil service positions accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
To enable people with intellectual disabilities to apply for public vacancies, Plena Inclusión, together with the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, developed a special call for employment for the Ministry of Public Functions. From 2012 to 2020, 448 people were able to find a job.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Public Sector Employment, Spain
Inclusive job preparation and placement in the media & entertainment sector
AEMP offers pre-vocational and vocational training programmes in a range of technology, multimedia, and art-based themes, which focus on learning through play. In addition, the project provides mentoring and monitoring tools as well as various support and training to parents, educators, and professionals.
AIMS Media Pvt. Ltd., Ability Enhancement Programme, India
Persons with intellectual disabilities working as university lecturers
The Institut für Inklusive Bildung qualifies people with intellectual disabilities and provides them with job opportunities, mostly teaching about the specific requirements of people with intellectual disabilities. As "education specialists" ("Bildungsfachkraft") they teach in high schools, speak at conferences, and conduct workshops.
Institute for Inclusive Education, Germany
Providing vocational skills and career development to young adults with disabilities
The training focuses on IT entrepreneurship and career development to enable employment or self-employment. Graduates are supported in their search for an internship or a job or receive a small grant to start a company. Between 2017 and 2020, 1,300 people and 570 special needs teachers were trained.
Special Needs Initiative For Growth, TVET for Special Needs Young Adults in Low-Middle Income Countries, Nigeria
Labour inclusion index and job platform for disability-inclusive companies
Alianza Éntrale works to connect talented people with disabilities and employers by supporting companies in a number of ways, including digital training tools and certification. By mid-2020 the initiative included 847 companies and 35 NGOs with more than 9,821 people with disabilities in employment.
Mexican Business Council, Alianza Éntrale, Mexico
Job-matching based on coaching for students with disabilities and company-partnering
The participating talents receive coaching and make contact with interested companies. Companies gain know-how in the field of inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. Since the start of the programme in 2016, 130 students and 45 companies have completed the self-financed programmes.
myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH, myAbility Talent® Programme, Austria
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
The Sign Language Avatar Project
SiMAX is a semi-automatic system designed to translate text into sign language by combining technology from animation pictures, the gaming industry, and computer-aided translation services. As a fully automatic translation is not possible, the translation process is managed by a professional, deaf person.
signtime GmbH, Austria
Three internships to provide a variety of career options
Project SEARCH prepares young people with intellectual disabilities for successful employment and job development. The programme takes place entirely within a business setting, providing students with three internships to allow them to explore a variety of career options. In 2016, the project operated 405 programmes worldwide.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Project SEARCH, United States of America
Bridging the gap to the ICT industry
IBM has developed a self-assessment questionnaire that EnAble India can use to assist companies to gage their readiness to hire people with disabilities, as well as a guide for following-up with interviews so as to identify gaps and opportunities to increase the employment of people with disabilities.
IBM Belgium, Belgium