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University inclusion programme for persons with intellectual disabilities
"Uni 2 beyond" enables individuals with intellectual disabilities to attend lectures and tutorials at the University of Sydney with the support of peer mentors. The participants also undertake a paid internship, during which they receive support from a workplace mentor and have access to personalized career advice.
The Centre for Disability Studies, Uni 2 beyond, Australia
Electoral inclusion campaign for people with intellectual disabilities
ICanVote is a campaign to support the right of people with intellectual disabilities to participate in elections. It focuses on providing three key components: easy language and dual-read content on political citizenship, online campaign information through web and social media, and multimedia materials in easy read language.
Inclusion Melbourne, ICanVote, Australia
A rights-based approach for young people to have a place in mainstream classrooms
The Inclusive Education Policy, implemented in 2018, is designed to ensure that all children and young people in Queensland attend their local state school. Each institution is allocated appropriate resources and funding. Individual support during implementation is provided by regional inclusion coaches.
Queensland Department of Education, Inclusive Education Policy, Australia
Using pictures to promote health
"Picture my Participation" is a paediatric self-report tool that uses pictures to discuss health-related topics for children aged 5–17 in various contexts and settings. The tool can be used to measure the level of participation of children with disabilities in low and middle income countries (LAMI) and other marginalised communities
Child and Adolescent Health Service of Western Australia, Australia
One platform for all - from assistance to incentives for employers
JobAccess Service helps people with disabilities, employers, employment service providers, and the community to access advice regarding resources, financial assistance, and workplace services. By 2016, the government-driven service has managed 245,000 enquiries and has created 2,500 job opportunities.
Australian Department of Social Services, JobAccess Service 2016 Department of Social Services (DSS), WorkFocus Group, Australia, Australia
Early-learning technology for children who are blind or visually impaired
Ballyland is a range of gamified educational software programmes and apps. These support children who are blind or visually impaired to acquire foundational technology skills that enable them to use computers and mobile devices and to practice orientation, spatial awareness, memory, and listening comprehension.
Sonokids Australia, Ballyland educational apps, Australia
Individual Supported Living in Australia
Beginning in 2008, the first two stages of this project have developed a descriptive framework of ISL and then operationalized that framework into a set of guidelines. The third stage of the project will explore how high quality ISL arrangements contribute to social and economic participation and relationships.
Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Australia
Voting independently and privately
eVoting improves access for the impaired as well as for the illiterate and citizens living abroad. The voting software was customized to support 12 languages, and included zoom and contrasting options on the kiosk screen and an audio interface. It also offers such additional features as headphones and a specially selected keyboard.
One-stop-shop for employment services
The JobAccess Programme addresses the lack of easily accessible and comprehensive information regarding government assistance for employers and employees with disabilities. Technical advice and financial subsidies are intended to facilitate the removal of barriers in the workplace. People with disabilities receive support to find and keep a job.
Australian Department of Social Services, One-stop-shop for employment services, Australia