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Programme enabling persons with disabilities to learn about sex and relationships
DisOrdinary Love’ is a no-cost programme that addresses issues around sex and sexuality through online workshops and one-on-one consultations with qualified sexuality counsellors. The programme was initiated in 2018 by the Disabled Peoples Association in Singapore and had more than 300 participants by 2022.
DPA - Disabled People's Association Singapore, DisOrdinary Love, Singapore
Smartphone app that provides audio descriptions of surroundings
RightHear is a start-up from Israel that uses beacons (small radio transmitters) as orientation aids. Nurtzer:ins receive information directly into their earphones once the app has detected the location. By 2022, RightHear had more than 30,000 customers and covered more than 2,100 locations worldwide.
Right Hear, RightHear, Israel
Inclusive Education in post-war instability
The effective and creative use of resources has enabled a programme of inclusive education and early intervention to be rolled out in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. In 2007, the programme covered 42 schools, 62 teachers and 316 children. In 2010, there were 318 schools, 400 teachers and 2,051 children.
UNICEF - Iraq, Inclusive Education Programme of 2007 by the Ministry of Education, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Iraq, Iraq
A sucessful business model to train service providers in accessibility
Access Israel has developed a business model for training service providers, which includes educating staff and providing them with know-how and practical skills regarding accessible services and solutions for their organizations. Between 2009 and 2017 more than 35,000 service providers have been trained.
Access Israel, Israel
Comprehensive accessibility programme for large refugee camps
Inclusive Rohingya Response was launched by the Centre for Disability in Development, a leading NGO in Bangladesh. It identifies inaccessible facilities in refugee camps of the Rohingya people and modifies them with locally available materials, provides training for staff members and health and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
CDD - Centre for Disability and Development, Inclusive Rohingya Response, Bangladesh
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
Accessible agriculture technology creating inclusive jobs in rural areas
Initiated by Light for the World, an international NGO, the "Accessible Agriculture" project is assisting farmers with disabilities and older persons to participate in farming through the development of personalized assistive technology, adapting processes such as water transportation and mushroom growing.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Agriculture – The Agri-Lab Experience, Cambodia
Accessible websites created ‘automatically’
To offer solutions that are effective and efficient in terms of both time and cost, User1st has created a way for designers of webpages to make them barrier-free without the need to change existing databases. This is done by adding a single line of code, allowing the User1st Editor to then detect, fixe, and monitor a website.
Training to actively engage in civic rights
Besides training and awareness raising, the project focuses on empowering people with disabilities to participate in community groups such as women's groups, school committees, cooperatives, etc. Working together, persons with disabilities gain confidence and community members take on disability issues as their own.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Nepal
Supportive Housing: Helping young adults to live independently
Supported Housing assists young adults with intellectual disabilities to become involved in community and social activities. Once they are transitioned into their apartments, they are provided with a care coordinator who teach them to live independently and who are continuously involved in their overall well-being.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Israel