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Our Approach

We enable partners to build up easily accessible EnableMe information portals, online communities, and services on a “glocal" scale for people with disabilities.

Need

There is a strong need to act, please see below the needs, how we aim to provide solutions for the needs and also how we measure impact:

Increasing importance

On our planet, there are more than one billion people with disabilities (15 percent of the population) – a tendency increasing due to aging societies.

Information gaps

Severe information asymmetries between support need and support offering especially in low and middle-income countries, cause exclusion and inequalities.

Lack of knowledge

There is much unawareness of the rights and capabilities of persons with disabilities. Having a disability is very often connected with a social stigma.

Poor public distribution

Information that is offered by many organizations does not reach people with disabilities.

Undiscovered potential

There is untapped potential for the exchange of best practices amongst non-profit-organizations and governments across borders.

Information tool

Research with 150 global non-profit-organizations in 55 countries shows that websites have been rated as the single most important information tool for people with disabilities (ITU, United Nations).


What we do

EnableMe provides community-oriented technology solutions that connect, support, and empower people with disabilities globally through critical information, community, and value-added services. 

Information

On the website, people with disabilities can find information about disabilities, oppportunities and how-to's, for example articles about how to search for a job and prepare for job interviews. There is also information on improving knowledge and skills which can be beneficial for people with disabilities.

Community

In the community, people with disabilities can read inspirational stories and chat with peers. They give each new hope and strength to master the challenges they are facing.

Service

In the service section, people with disabilities can for example search for job opportunities and other digital services that we provide on a country site.


Impact

We measure our impact to be transparent and accountable. We constantly learn and improve, and develop our strategy according to the needs of our stakeholders and the biggest possible impact.

To measure our impact we use the well-established I-O-O-I-System to clearly show what resources we invest (input) to deliver our services (output) and what goals we are reaching on an individual level (outcome) and for broader society (impact). We are applying this model on a global level for the EnableMe foundation, but are likewise documenting our impact on local levels and adjust it according to the context and work of our partners on the ground. 

Input

Financial, HR, Technology, Know-how, Standards, Network

Output

Platform with Content and Community Technology, Start-up support, Strategic guidance, Monitoring system , Sustainable fundraising models

Outcome

Growth, Stability, Stakeholder orientation, Mutual learning and improvement

Impact

Inclusion and Empowerment for 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide


Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

We are ready to make a valuable contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through our activities.