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Free technology-support helpline for
persons who are blind or visually impaired
Clients at home, school, or work can contact the helpline via their smartphone, computer, or tablet. In this way they receive real-time instructions, primarily via phone, five days a week, addressing questions in four languages. The tech-support staff includes a manager and five specialists who are themselves blind or visually-impaired.
Migdal Or Rehabilition Center for the Blind, Israel
Multinational IT-manufacturer developing an accessible hiring and workplace programme
Flex Zhuhai is the Chinese subsidiary of Flex Ltd, a leading electronics contract manufacturer. In 2015, Flex Zhuhai implemented an accessibility programme, including accessible hiring practices and an internship programme. By 2021 the number of employees with disabilities had increased from 13 to more than 200.
Flex Ltd., Barrier free programme, China
A holistic approach towards Inclusive Education in Bangladesh
LCD initiated the project in Nilphamari, one of the poorest districts in the northern zone of Bangladesh. Rather than focusing on just one area of education, this project employed a holistic approach that addressed a variety of the main barriers for children with disabilities to enrol in and attend school, and aimed to ensure a sustainable impact.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Bangladesh
Sharing personal experiences to improve the quality of inclusive teaching
The programme focuses on teachers and other providers of school services. The training itself includes four components: understanding disability through lectures, experiential activities and simulations, interactions with instructors with disabilities, and teaching tools for inclusive and accessible education.
Access Israel, Training for Inclusive Teaching, Israel
Introduction of the personal assistance model
In 2016 the Phnom Penh Centre for Independent Living (PPCIL) introduced the first personal assistance model for people with severe disabilities in Cambodia. Between 2016 and 2018, more than 300 people with disabilities have benefitted from the PPCI programme, , which is to become a national policy.
Phnom Penh Center for Independent Living, Cambodia
Leadership programme for women with disabilities
The selected participants attend workshops where they learn to self-advocate and empower others, after which they implement their own small projects. To date, 24 women have completed the programme, with 12 having since received formal leadership positions or promotions. A further 470 women have been reached via the small projects.
Light for the World Austria, Women Leadership Programme, Cambodia
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
Two-year-transition period for young people with autism
Avnei Derech Mechina (“Milestones for Life”) offers a setting in which young people with autism can learn important aspects of life including employment, social activity, studies, home/family and leisure time. Most vocation and volunteer experience are temporary, but contribute greatly to future careers.
Avnei Derech Mechina La'Haim, preparatory college, Israel
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
Returning successfully to work
Responding to a rise in work-related injuries, SOCSO introduced the Return to Work Programme. Making use of individual but systematic case management while promoting early intervention, the programme considerably improved return to work rates. The benefits outweigh by far the costs by a 1.43:1 ratio.
SOCSO Tun Razak Rehabilitation Centre, Returning successfully to work, Malaysia