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Creating an inclusive strategy for a multinational company
Wipro Ltd. is a global IT- and consulting company with a workforce of more than 170,000 people. In 2009, Wipro launched a formal Disability Inclusion Policy Framework and governance mechanism to create an inclusive environment within the company, benefitting more than 2,000 people with various disabilities.
Wipro Ltd., inclusive company strategy, India
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
Providing assistive technology for children in rural Asia
In 2020, Amar Seva Sangam of India launched the ‘Paediatric Assistive Technology Provision’ programme with a focus on children in rural areas, including a training programme for rehabilitators and financial support. It is expected that by the end of 2022 close to 1,000 assistive devices will be provided to users.
Amar Seva Sangam, Paediatric Assistive Technology Provision Programme, India
A ‘buddy’ programme for travelers with and without disabilities
Planet Abled provides accessible travel solutions and leisure excursions for people with various disabilities. It also matches people of different disabilities and offers a travel buddy programme in which (previously trained) people without disabilities and those with disabilities travel together, both as paying customers.
Planet Abled, India
Fighting unemployment from two sides: with training centres and by influencing legal frameworks
4J sets up centres as a public-private partnership to provide vocational training for young people with disabilities from rural areas and places them in companies. Due to State Government participation in the programme, Y4J has been able to influence the legal framework towards pro-disability policies.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, Centre for Persons with Disability Livelihoods (CPDL), India
Launching a specialized microfinance bank for women with disabilities
Equitas helps women with disabilities to establish their own business by providing microfinancing solutions without collateral. To this end, Equitas has founded Equitas Small Finance Bank and provides trainings on developing businesses and finding marketing possibilities. Between 2008 and 2016, more than 14,000 women received microfinance loans.
Equitas Holdings Limited, India
Sustained advocacy for promoting equality
NCPEDP applies a multi-pronged approach and works simultaneously on five core issues, namely Awareness, Access, Education, Employment and Legislation. In each of these areas NCPEDP has been able to make a considerable impact with its sustained and focused effort, which in turn, has led to increased awareness and opportunities.
Indian National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, Sustained advocacy for promoting equality, India
Grassroots self-advocacy for children through self-created comics
Grassroots Comics enables children with disabilities to express their personality and opinions through hand-drawn comics. The children receive four days of training and then draw their own story on paper. Each year, more than 1,000 Grassroots Comics are created by children with disabilities in India.
CHAI - Catholic Health Association of India, Grassroots Comics, India
Training teachers in inclusive techniques and learning materials
Regional Action for Inclusive Education (RAISE) works with local NGO partners that act as regional resource centres for inclusive education. These centres promote the participation of children with disabilities in 78 government primary schools and are to become autonomous centres of expertise on Inclusive Education.
Light for the World Austria, RAISE Project, India
Free learning tool for visually impaired persons to improve their computer skills
The EYE Tool is a self-learning tool that teaches visually impaired people digital skills to prepare them for computer-based workplaces. Users can choose from over 400 exercises, participate in job role simulations, receive feedback, and test their progress. EYE Tool has over 10,000 users in 15 countries.
Enable India, Educate Yourself Easily (EYE) Tool, India