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Cross-sectoral effort to build accessible homes for people with disabilities in poverty
Puspadi Bali operates a housing project in Bali for people with physical disabilities living in poverty. The houses are built after an individual evaluation and in collaboration with Warmadewa University and Journeyman International, an NGO focusing on architectural services in a humanitarian context.
PUSPADI Bali, Accessible Housing, Indonesia
Inclusion in a virtual organisation
Genashtim delivers online education and support services, operated as a virtual organization with people working from home in five countries. For this reason it can effectively engage people with disabilities. In 2012 Genashtim had 60 people on its payroll, of whom 35 were persons with different disabilities.
Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd., Inclusion in a virtual organisation, Singapore
Accessibility app for live shows
GalaPro provides synchronized accessibility and translation services for any live show or movie. Users can choose from subtitles, closed captioning, dubbing, audio description, and amplification as well as access information and buy tickets online. GalaPro can be used throughout the world on any mobile device.
Gala Prompter, GalaPro App, Israel
Accessible online library provided for free as a corporate social initiative
Sugamya Pustakalaya is an online accessible library for people with visual impairment or printing disabilities. It also supports libraries and publishers who wish to digitize their content into accessible formats. The library includes content in 17 languages and has 32,346 registered users in 2020.
Tata Consultancy Services, Sugamaya Pustakalaya (Online Accessible Library) by TCS Access Infinity, India
Economic and social inclusion
The Unlocking Potentials programme contributes to improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in Lebanon and supports them in accessing formal employment through vocational training. It provides comprehensive support for jobseekers, job opportunities in public and private sectors and a pilot scheme for income generation.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Economic and social inclusion, Lebanon
A museum in an ancient citadel as a role model for accessible sights
The Tower of David Museum, an ancient citadel in Jerusalem, Israel, has developed a model that allows people with different disabilities to visit in an accessible, inclusive, and stress-free way. It now serves as a role model and is leading the Museum Accessibility Forum, reaching all museums in Israel.
Tower of David Museum, Accessibility and Inclusion Programme, Israel
Social inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities through community centres
Through the Amitim programme so-called coordinators work at local meeting places to support adults with psychosocial disabilities in joint activities. The aim is to achieve the promotion of personal recovery via leisure and educational activities as well as the promotion of social change in the community.
Amitim, Amitim Programme, Israel
Teaching reading and writing to adults with intellectual disabilities in institutions
The Ed-Recovery Academy focuses on people with intellectual disabilities living in psychiatric institutions who do not have literacy skills and teaches them reading, grammar and mathematics. The teaching is done through an easy-to-read methodology and by incorporating life skills into the curriculum.
Psychoanalytic Association, Ed-Recovery Academy, Kazakhstan
A nationwide strategy to fight mental health issues
Implementation starts with visits by a mental health service team to community leaders, local health care personnel, as well as to traditional healers to discuss existing practices and to gain their cooperation. This is followed by education and training to introduce modern mental health concepts and their advantages.
Government of Bhutan, National Mental Health Programme, Bhutan
Vocational training and meaningful jobs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
The Nhat Hong Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired trains its students so as to enable them to join the open labour force as well as the supported labour markets in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme creates a personalized career plan that is not only tailored to the job search, but also to personal interests and skills.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Career Training Programme, Vietnam