Persons with disabilities in Brazil have numerous rights on the books, but less so in practice. This discrepancy is especially true in poorer states like Piauí, where 70 percent of public and private companies do not offer websites or broadcasted content adapted to people who are blind or visually impaired. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to promote inclusion and expand economic opportunity. Our grantee partner, Instituto Comradio do Brasil (COMRADIO), empowers blind and visually impaired women in Piauí through vocational training, preparing them to access a variety of income-generating opportunities, including consultancy work for companies and institutions adapting their products to improve accessibility for this population.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Women of Vision||Brazil||2019 – 2022||$198,900||$199,400||100 individuals||1300 individuals||job skills and enterprise development