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Job fairs organized by the Disability Network
Bangladesh Business & Disability Network was founded in 2017 by employers with the aim of creating a more disability inclusive workforce in Bangladesh. As of 2020 four job fairs for people with disabilities have been organized nationwide, resulting in more than 350 job placements with a retention rate of 80 per cent.
BBDN - Bangladesh Business & Disability Network, Establishment of a Business and Disability Network to Facilitate Employment, Bangladesh
Effectively creating accessible buildings in rural, less developed areas
In 2011 the Uva Provincial Council developed a policy to achieve universal inclusion in this district by 2018. The policy is addressing the gaps in accessibility to the built environment as well as targeting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons in a holistic manner and in a way that is feasible within a rural setting.
Uva Provincial Council, Sri Lanka – Uva Provincial Council, Moneragala – Age Friendly & Disabled Friendly City, Sri Lanka
Disability-inclusive communities in remote areas
The programme focuses on prevention of childhood Disability, Community Based Rehabilitation and strengthening community systems in order to continue the work using resources provided by local government authorities. Between 2015 and 2017 approximately 5,000 persons have benefitted from Inspire2Care.
Karuna Foundation, Inspire2Care, Nepal
Regular sign language TV programme on the topics of welfare and community
Sign Language Talks Welfare is a regional monthly TV programme in Japan with sign language interpretation, provided by Okayama Broadcasting. It informs the deaf community and is produced mainly by deaf people themselves. Launched in 1993, the programme is financed entirely by advertising and does not need subsidies.
OHK - Okayama Broadcasting Co., Ltd, Sign Language Talks Welfare Program, Japan
Creating accessible water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities for disadvantaged groups
WASH, an accessible water, sanitation and hygiene programme, has been implemented by World Vision in Iraq since 2016 with two local DPO partners. These identify needs, plan and manage construction and reconstruction work, and carry out information activities for the population.
World Vision, Accessible WASH for an Accessible Society, Iraq
Online library of multilingual signed stories, jointly edited and developed
Deaf World Around You is a web-based library, organized by the Rochester Institute of Technology of the United States. It enables the creation and sharing of stories in sign language. Images, text, and videos featuring sign language storytellers, targeted towards low and middle income countries.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Deaf World Around You (WAY), Indonesia
Sign language relay service with a successful scaling strategy
DeafTawk is a technology start-up that has developed a mobile application that connects deaf users with certified sign language interpreters in real time and around the clock via video calls. DeafTawk is available on both IOS and Android, and in 2020 has 14,600 users in Pakistan as well as in Singapore.
DeafTawk, DeafTawk, Pakistan
Cooperation of an IT-company with Uber for improving the accessibility of taxi services
The Indian IT group Mphasis developed two services joining forces with the taxix service Uber to make their services more accessible and financed their implementation: uberASSIST offers passengers assistance from trained driver-partners, and uberACCESS offers retrofitted, wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
Mphasis F1 Foundation, Mphasis uberASSIST and uberACCESS, India
Transfering persons with intellectual disabilities out of sheltered workshops
Israel Elwyn has launched two programmes in 2015 to move people with intellectual disabilities into the mainstream labour market. ‘Future Direction’ is aimed at individuals who have been working in sheltered workshops for many years, while ‘Creating a Future’ is aimed at high school students.
Israel Elwyn, Israel Elwyn – Transitional Programmes, Israel
Government-backed online job-portal for all people with disabilities
MYFutureJobs is a job portal of the State Social Security Organization (SOCSO) in Malaysia for people with disabilities. Since 2020 employers who want to participate in government-funded projects have been required to register on the portal, and SOCSO has helped to find employment for 3,625 people as of 2022.
Social Security Organization Malaysia, MYFutureJobs, Malaysia