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Easy access to news for persons with disabilities
Newz Hook provides easy access to news for persons with hearing and visual impairments as well as intellectual disabilities. It also informs parents and special educators on innovations. Between 2016 until 2017, Newz Hook has gained 8,000 users of the app and 20,000 users who read the news every day on the website.
BarrierBreak, Newz Hook, India
Vocational training and seed capital to support entrepreneurs with deafblindness
Sense International India provides vocational training and seed capital to adults with deaf/blindness, enabling them to launch a micro-enterprise. The NGO also trains vocational instructors. By 2020, 600 people have benefited; and since 2014, 130 people have received seed capital.
Sense International India, Income Generation Activities for Persons with Deafblindness, India
Social Platform Tailored for People with Disabilities
Inclov stands for "inclusive love" and is a matchmaking app for people with and without disabilities to make friends and connections. One of the profile items asks about disabilities, if any, including the level of dependency. Inclov reviews applications and verifies stated contact details. In 2018, Inclov had some 50,000 subscribers.
Inclov, Matchmaking App, India
Mobile phone-based information sharing service about accessible opportunities in rural India
Namma Vaani is a voice-based social network, where information is shared via mobile phones (no smartphone and web-access needed), which allows users to listen and respond to voice messages from the disability community regarding education and employment opportunities, workplace solutions, enhanced life skills, and more.
Enable India, Namma Vaani, India
Inclusive organic agriculture farming for all, with approximately half being persons with disabilities
CBM cooperates with local partners across various states of India to train farmers, including people with disabilities, in organic farming and in supporting them by providing community loans for the procurement of equipment and livestock. By 2016 more than 11,000 farmers participated, 4,098 of whom were people with disabilities.
CBM - Christoffel Blind Mission India, India
Indian campaign to educate visually-impaired children is going global
The project's aim is to provide guidelines, accessible teaching and learning materials, access to appropriate ICT and provision of capacity building programs for teachers and parents to promote inclusive education for 4 million blind and low vision children throughout the developing world who have no access to education.
ICEVI - International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, India
Increasing diversity by increasing access to legal education
IDIA’s project aims to empower marginalized communities through legal education, to sensitize them to law as a viable career option, and to support interested students in acquiring admission to leading law schools in India. IDIA also attempts to improve policies in the area of inclusive legal education and diversity within the legal profession.
IDIA - Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education, India
Guidelines and toolkits to promote fully accessible schools
The information is based on Indian national codes and space standards, as well as on universal design principles. Together, they provide authorities with infrastructural recommendations. Staff and teachers are assisted with curriculum and classroom materials in accessible formats, e-learning technology solutions, and other educational services.
Samarthyam - National Centre for Accessible Environments, India
Training volunteers to teach entrepreneurship development
Volunteers are selected by the community to act as a driving force and role model. They lead self-help groups that develop business plans for individuals and joint initiatives, both farm and non-farm. In 2020, 25,965 people in 599 villages received direct support, including 7,000 people with disabilities.
Naman Seva Samiti, Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative, India
Jewellery production – creating jobs for persons with intellectual disabilities
Jhankar is an NGO that runs a costume jewellery business where the products are designed and produced by people with intellectual disabilities. Jhankar provides skills development opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and transforms them into entrepreneurs who become socially and economically integrated in their communities.