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Voting without legal capacity
The project brought together a variety of civil society organizations to raise public awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities and to provide workshops on democratic and voting procedures for self-advocates in local communities. The main objectives realized by the project were making changes to the Voters Register Act.
Association for Self Advocacy, Croatia
An identity card to promote fair treatment for brain injury survivors
The Justice Project was developed to raise awareness of brain injury within the police and court systems and to ensure fair treatment for persons encountering these systems. A credit card-sized card is issued to persons who have been diagnosed as having sustained a brain injury. As of November 2018, over 4,500 cards had been issued.
Headway - The Brain Injury Association, United Kingdom
Training for an active role in society
Freedom School is a five-day, interactive summer course with 18 disabled participants (plus personal assistants) focused on developing talents and skills for self-advocacy and implementing personal projects that can contribute to the better participation and self-determination of people with disabilities.
Independent Living VZW, Belgium
Learning to manage one ́s own personal finances
The goal of Inclusive Finances is to promote the capacity of people with learning disabilities to manage their personal finances in an autonomous way, with the specific goals of: learning basic financial concepts, improving one’s capacity to use money responsibly and applying the acquired financial knowledge to the labour market.
ONCE Foundation, Spain
Support for students with disabilities
The "Institute Integriert Studieren" is a teaching and research facility for accessibility and assisted technologies and a support centre for students with disabilities. Preparing graduates with disabilities for employment is considered an essential element. The measures aimed at students are supplemented by a mentoring system.
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Support for students with disabilities, Austria
Training carers for the elderly
The project aims at training young persons with a disability or impairment, between the ages of 18 and 24, as in-patient care assistants in retirement or care homes, and at placing them in the primary job market. Two job coaches support the participants, organise internships and help them in their search for suitable employment.
Caritas Austria, Training carers for the elderly, Austria
Collaboration among museums in the Balkans to develop accessibility
BMAG is a peer-learning group of individuals that work in museums of five countries in the Balkan region. The aim is to develop knowledge about accessibility and implement appropriate accessibility measures in the museums. BMAG is supported by two disability advisors and a three-year training programme.
Balkan Museum Network, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Internships for people with intellectual disabilities at a leading consultancy
The TCPID has established a higher education programme and supported transition to employment for people with intellectual disabilities. EY has been a core partner since 2017. By 2020 six graduates have completed paid internships, four of whom have been offered permanent employment.
TCIPD - Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, TCPID Graduate Internship programme, Ireland
A shortcut to the open labour market
The Pro ACT programme targeted the employment of 40 people with disabilities in the open labour market by eliminating the typical steps taken by many organizations in this field, such as training, sheltered employment, or employment with a job coach. As of June 2016, all 40 clients of were employed.
Pro ACT Suport Association, Romania
People with intellectual disabilities work at and run the organisation Inspired Services. They adapt a variety of information for different organisations in any format: EasyRead, photostory, video and others. Their unique skill: explaining the complicated for everyone to understand.
Inspired Services is an organisation run by people with intellectual disabilities and non-disabled people. All EasyRead information complies with British and European standards. The customers are various national and international organisations. By 2014, eight employees were involved in this project.
Inspired Services Publishing, How to help everyone understand complicated ideas, United Kingdom