Unsere Projekte zum Thema Inclusion of people with disabilities

 

Inclusion of people with disabilities

Since 2004, we have been working on the inclusion of men and women with disabilities. Our projects aim to improve accessibility of all areas of life – from education to the labour market – to enable persons with disabilities to live independent, safe and healthy lives. We try to work as inclusively as possible and do our research together with people with disabilities.

Commissioned by the Fonds Soziales Wien, queraum carries out an evaluation of the project Agentur Sonnenklar / Drehscheibe Peerstreitschlichtung.

 

The aim of this participative research project is to find out about the effects of the personal assistance and support provided by LOK – from the view of both clients and staff of LOK.

The "Being healthy" trainings target people with learning disabilities and aim at supporting them to improve their health literacy. queraum is responsible for the evaluation of the provisions.

The AEMA project is carried out by 12 organisations. They work together to build strong networks and develop national checkpoints dedicated to accessibility in adult education. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the coordination of the project.

ESES aims at designing the competence requirements for Supported Employment Specialists (SESs) working with disabled jobseekers, and therefore at setting a benchmark with regard to several aspects of the profession.

The innovation project "BarriereCheckpoint" is dedicated to the development of a major platform for organisations and companies interested in accessibility and equality issues regarding persons with a disability.

The partnership consists of 14 organisations from seven European countries and aims to transfer new developments in "Person Centred Planning" from the UK to the other participating countries. Furthermore, joint European quality critia are developed, an inclusive vocational training curriculum is prepared and piloted and national platforms to promote a sustainable implementation and dissemination of project results are set up. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the European coordination of the project.

The project "AccesSchool" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and aimed at assessing the educational and structural accessibility of schools with different experience in the field of "inclusive education". queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the implementation in Austria.

The publication primarily aims at disabled women, who are informed and encouraged to go independent professional ways by reading interesting portraits about other disabled, professionally successful women and helpful service offers.

The "Inclusive Spaces 2.0: My School and My Block!" project is about researching social spaces of New Middle Schools and communities in the 22nd district of Vienna. Students and professional researchers will investigate these questions jointly, using innovative methods that connect to the lifestyles of young people.

This is the first representative study of disabled persons' experiences of violence in Austria. The project coordination lies with the Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie. The research results will contribute to violence prevention and the support of persons affected by violence. They will comprise examples of good-practice and they will support institutions that have to deal with violence issues.

Social integration/inclusion remains one of the main challenges in schools. "Inclusive Spaces" tries to tackle this problem. The project tries to generate knowledge that contributes to foster social cohesion and "successful inclusion" in schools. Social space theory provides the framework for the research.

The project team – consisting of researchers and experts with and without disabilities – will find out if women with disabilities who have experienced violence have equal access to support services. Furthermore the cooperation and communication between women's counselling services, women's shelters and service providers for persons with disabilities will be improved.

The new information material will support younger and older job seekers with learning disabilities and their families in finding adequate jobs and/or training positions on the open labour market.

queraum was commissioned by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) to conduct an empirical study which provides the data and knowledge base for the design of future employment information material catering to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. A reference group of twelve self-advocates with intellectual disabilities accompanied and advised all main research phases such as planning, fieldwork and the analysis of the results. The study (in German) can be obtained through the AMS Research Network.

The project aims to facilitate access to literature for deaf people by translating world literature into Sign Language. In the course of the project our partners in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia translate a set of literary works and texts into the respective national sign language.

The quality of the transition from school to work and the successful intervention by professionals can be regarded as crucial for the further labour market performance of young persons with a disability. Austria, as the promoting country, already provides a counselling service for young persons with a disability – called Clearing – since 2000. The "TRA¡NSITION!" partnership aimes at transferring the European model of good practice Clearing to the partner countries Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Czech Republic. queraum.

The new edition of this brochure aims at giving an overview of several offers to facilitate the new entry or re-entry into the job market for people with learning difficulties and/or disablilities.

Commissioned by the Fonds Soziales Wien, queraum carries out an evaluation of the project Agentur Sonnenklar / Drehscheibe Peerstreitschlichtung.

 

The "Inclusive Spaces 2.0: My School and My Block!" project is about researching social spaces of New Middle Schools and communities in the 22nd district of Vienna. Students and professional researchers will investigate these questions jointly, using innovative methods that connect to the lifestyles of young people.

The aim of this participative research project is to find out about the effects of the personal assistance and support provided by LOK – from the view of both clients and staff of LOK.

This is the first representative study of disabled persons' experiences of violence in Austria. The project coordination lies with the Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie. The research results will contribute to violence prevention and the support of persons affected by violence. They will comprise examples of good-practice and they will support institutions that have to deal with violence issues.

The "Being healthy" trainings target people with learning disabilities and aim at supporting them to improve their health literacy. queraum is responsible for the evaluation of the provisions.

Social integration/inclusion remains one of the main challenges in schools. "Inclusive Spaces" tries to tackle this problem. The project tries to generate knowledge that contributes to foster social cohesion and "successful inclusion" in schools. Social space theory provides the framework for the research.

The AEMA project is carried out by 12 organisations. They work together to build strong networks and develop national checkpoints dedicated to accessibility in adult education. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the coordination of the project.

The project team – consisting of researchers and experts with and without disabilities – will find out if women with disabilities who have experienced violence have equal access to support services. Furthermore the cooperation and communication between women's counselling services, women's shelters and service providers for persons with disabilities will be improved.

ESES aims at designing the competence requirements for Supported Employment Specialists (SESs) working with disabled jobseekers, and therefore at setting a benchmark with regard to several aspects of the profession.

The new information material will support younger and older job seekers with learning disabilities and their families in finding adequate jobs and/or training positions on the open labour market.

The innovation project "BarriereCheckpoint" is dedicated to the development of a major platform for organisations and companies interested in accessibility and equality issues regarding persons with a disability.

queraum was commissioned by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) to conduct an empirical study which provides the data and knowledge base for the design of future employment information material catering to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities. A reference group of twelve self-advocates with intellectual disabilities accompanied and advised all main research phases such as planning, fieldwork and the analysis of the results. The study (in German) can be obtained through the AMS Research Network.

The partnership consists of 14 organisations from seven European countries and aims to transfer new developments in "Person Centred Planning" from the UK to the other participating countries. Furthermore, joint European quality critia are developed, an inclusive vocational training curriculum is prepared and piloted and national platforms to promote a sustainable implementation and dissemination of project results are set up. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the European coordination of the project.

The project aims to facilitate access to literature for deaf people by translating world literature into Sign Language. In the course of the project our partners in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia translate a set of literary works and texts into the respective national sign language.

The project "AccesSchool" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and aimed at assessing the educational and structural accessibility of schools with different experience in the field of "inclusive education". queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the implementation in Austria.

The quality of the transition from school to work and the successful intervention by professionals can be regarded as crucial for the further labour market performance of young persons with a disability. Austria, as the promoting country, already provides a counselling service for young persons with a disability – called Clearing – since 2000. The "TRA¡NSITION!" partnership aimes at transferring the European model of good practice Clearing to the partner countries Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia and Czech Republic. queraum.

The publication primarily aims at disabled women, who are informed and encouraged to go independent professional ways by reading interesting portraits about other disabled, professionally successful women and helpful service offers.

The new edition of this brochure aims at giving an overview of several offers to facilitate the new entry or re-entry into the job market for people with learning difficulties and/or disablilities.