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Sharing the accessibility information of points of interest using apps and crowd sourcing
In 2016 Mirairo launched a smartphone application with a screen reader function for collecting and sharing information on the accessibility of points of interest for persons with diverse needs including persons with disabilities, older persons, and tourists. In less than a year some 67,000 locations were uploaded.
Mirairo Inc., Bmaps app, Japan
A programme that creates neurodevelopmental profiles and customized education
The service operates on a monthly subscription basis. Users connect with their assigned child psychologist through video and email to create development goals and individualized education plans. Supporting resources are sent to the client's home. More than 400 families used the service in its first year.
Mom's Belief, India
App-based family centred early intervention therapy in rural communities
Amar Seva Snagam (ASSA) runs an Early Intervention Centre. To make its services also available in more distant regions, ASSA has developed a training program for community rehabilitation workers, including an app for ongoing support. Besides connectivity, the app serves to track the progress of the therapy.
Amar Seva Sangam, Training of Community Rehabilitation Workers, India
Admission quotas and support services for university enrollment
Every year, 20 students with various disabilities are admitted to Universitas Brawijaya. The Centre for Disability Studies and Services provides these students with a number of services to support learning and inclusion, tests and exams are made accessible for a variety of disabilities and a reasonable accommodation is also offered.
Brawijaya University, Center for Disability Studies and Services, Affirmative Admission for Students with Disabilities, Indonesia
Holistic support system from early childhood to vocational training
"Learn for life" provides a range of support mechanisms for children with disabilities at all stages of schooling, from early childhood intervention to vocational training. Local disabled person’s organizations assume leadership of the programme and continue the work after its support is phased out.
DRRA - Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association, Learn for Life, Bangladesh
Vocational training leading directly to jobs in the open labour market
The project provides a 45-day vocational training and a one-week traineeship for young people with disabilities living in rural areas. The training was designed in cooperation with companies and future employers. The project also collaborates with stakeholders like Government, Communities, etc., to create inclusive working places.
Youth4Jobs Foundation, India
Felting and knitting skills as the key to self-employment
EPSA produces and sells a variety of felting and knitting products made by young women with disabilities. Participants in their vocational training are provided with meals and accommodations. Since 2009, almost 400 young women have benefited from being trained and equipped to work on a self-employment base.
EPSA - Entire Power in Social Action, Employment programme for young women with physical disabilities., Nepal
University organizing courses for multidisciplinary teams to build accessible homes
The Mahasarakham University in Bangkok developed Home For Life, a three-day training workshop for civil servants, urban developers, and public health practitioners focused on creating accessible indoor and outdoor built environments, especially for persons with physical disabilities.
MSU-DU - Mahasarakham University, Universal Design Center, Home For Life, Thailand
Universal training and job services for persons with psychosocial disabilities
Shekulo Tov provides job-seeking people with psychosocial disabilities with constant and flexible support. Job applicants are offered a number of options, including vocational rehabilitation, skills development, and training programmes. Participants also receive training to measure their professional progress.
Shekulo Tov Group, vocational rehabilitation training, Israel
Promoting an inclusive workplace
Wipro’s Equal Opportunity Policy is comprehensive and ensures that inclusion becomes an integral part of culture and working. Wipro’s hiring policy for persons with disabilities is merit-based across all roles. Implementation of practice of inclusion is across 130,000 employees working in over 56 countries.
Wipro Ltd., Promoting an inclusive workplace, India