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Stimulating political participation for persons with an intellectual disability
Self-advocates of Our New Future explore the possibilities and barriers to participating in local and regional political meetings. Together with advisors they work out ways to enable people with intellectual disabilities to access political processes. Political bodies are given tools to better support their participation.
Onze Nieuwe Toekomst, Belgium
Moving children and adults back to their families or community-based homes
"Community for All" partners with the central government and NGOs to transfer children and adults from institutions back to their families or into community-based homes, and offers services such as education, health care, and social care to support them. From 2015 to 2018, some 2000 people benefitted from programme’s community-based services.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Community for All Moldova, Moldova
Offering individualised support and sharing lessons learned
Members of the "Next Steps" project provide support to people with intellectual disabilities so that they can live a life of their choosing, especially to move from congregated settings into community-based settings. By 2015, 23 organisations were involved and 242 individuals had participated in the project.
Fedvol - National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Ireland
Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles
The Telenor Open Mind programme duration is two years. In the first three months the individuals participate in a computer training course, as well as a course to develops social skills for the workplace. The following 21 months are work practice in Telenor in an area of their interest, allowing them to gain hands-on experience.
ASA Telenor, Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles, Norway
Accessible London funds work that improves access to buildings of the civil society and increases disabled people's participation in arts and sporting opportunities.
The Accessible London program allows voluntary and community organisations to get free advice and funding for improving accessibility to their buildings and services. This program provides funding for access consultancy, specialist disability staff, disability training, physical and sensory building improvements.
City Bridge Trust, Providing access to buildings of civil society, United Kingdom
ÖZIV ACCESS offers comprehensive consultancy services and tailor-made solutions to companies that employ persons with disabilities.
ÖZIV ACCESS offers consultancy and solutions in the field of accessibility. Consultants advise in the fields of built environment, design, communications and social accessibility. Tailor-made training is also offered in order to increase sensitivity and advise a specific group of individuals, e.g. employees, in dealing with persons with disabilities.
OEZIV - Austrian Civil Invalid Association, One-stop-shop for Austrian employers, Austria
Hospital internships as a strong bridge to the open labour market
Project SEARCH offers young people with intellectual disabilities an internship programme at Naas General Hospital. Over a nine-month period, the interns take part in different real job experiences and then seek employment. Following the first year, all interns who completed the programme found employment in the open labour market.
KARE - Promoting Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Project SEARCH, Ireland
The right to youth education
The law enables young people with special needs to attain personal, social and vocational competencies through a three-year youth education. The training is based on a person-centred curriculum. It can take place in different schools or in the form of work experiences, and is completed with a certificate.
Danish Ministry of Children and Education, The right to youth education, Denmark
Acceo offers telephone services to enable conversations between persons with hearing impairments and hearing persons. Registered companies can provide a new dimension in customer service by enabling communication with the hearing impaired.
Acceo enables phone conversations between persons with hearing impairments and hearing persons. Via a internet connection, real-time video interpretation in Sign Language and Instant Transcript Word can be offered. The service is free of charge for the user, companies offering this service cover the cost.
Delta Process, Service provider for accessible phone calls, France
Adding universal design in ICT student curricula
The project uses active learning approaches to ensure that all students studying technology gain knowledge on the universal design of ICT. Active learning involves student-centred teaching methods and adaptive and individualized support. At the graduate level universal design is a requirement for all technology students
Oslo and Akershus University, Norway