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Making civil service positions accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
To enable people with intellectual disabilities to apply for public vacancies, Plena Inclusión, together with the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, developed a special call for employment for the Ministry of Public Functions. From 2012 to 2020, 448 people were able to find a job.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Public Sector Employment, Spain
The ways4all project facilitates the use of public transport for persons with special needs, especially blind people. The result is an accessible application for mobile devices that combines indoor and outdoor navigation, traffic information, communication with public transport services, and intuitive operation.
ways4all is a mobile user interface combining outdoor navigation via GPS with indoor navigation via passive RFID tags and a tool for direct communication with a public transport system which enables a person with a visual impairment to register his or her point of departure to inform the driver accordingly.
Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Accessible travel on public transport in austria, Austria
This research project provides a comprehensive list of barriers in public transport systems and convenient solutions for vision and hearing impaired passengers. Authorities and public transport companies can use the results to improve their services.
This research project provided an initial comprehensive list of barriers together with convenient solutions that should be considered for a barrier-free public transport system. The database provides approx. 300 best & worst practices (with photographs) as a toolkit to design barrier-free transport systems.
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Database for barrier-free public transport systems, Austria
Teaching students with disabilities to manage risks associated with natural disasters
RET Americas has developed inclusive learning methodologies to integrate disaster risk reduction and management (DRR&M) as a topic in public schools, introducing curricula and exercises specifically for students with disabilities. Since 2015, more than 4,000 young people with disabilities have taken part in the project.
RET International - Protection through Education, Inclusive school safety in Panama (disasters and natural hazards awareness), Panama
Minimum standards of websites and mobile applications by the public sector in all 28 EU-countries
The Directive (EU) 2016/2102 requires public sector bodies of all 28 EU member states to make public-sector websites and mobile applications accessible by 2021. Accessibility must be covered for all user groups and and must meet four principles: Perceivability, operability, understandability, robustness.
European Parliament (Parent Organization), European Union – Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, Belgium
FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE OF THE ELDERLY AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND FUNDACION ONCE
The Spanish Ministry and the private Fundación ONCE have joined forces to promote universal accessibility. A framework agreement lays out the respective financial contributions. Both partners are allowed to collaborate with other public and non-profit entities, and to apply for funding and technical support.
Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain, Public-private partnership for accessibility, Spain
Accessibility assessments of urban areas using 114 indicators
PPAS AU is a paper-based assessment form to review the level of ease by which persons with disabilities, the elderly, and children can move through public spaces such as a pavements, crossings, and buildings. PPAS AU has been used in six neighbourhoods in and around Montréal since the start of the initiative in 2015.
Logic Society, PPAS AU Audit of Safe Active Pedestrian Potential, Canada
Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
In April 2015 a strong earthquake struck Nepal, injuring and disabling around 3,000 people. "Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Public Building Safe and Accessible for All," initiated by ADRAD, is committed to inclusive reconstruction in the worst affected areas and reforms for more accessible construction.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal
Accessible public transport strategies for 13 major municipalities
The strategy was developed to guide, support and monitor municipalities in the implementation of accessible public transport systems. It includes new Universal Design standards for the whole travel chain and covers both access to information and to the services themselves for people with different disabilities.
South African Department of Transport, South Africa – Department of Transport – The Implementation Strategy to Guide the Provision of Accessible Public Transport Systems in South Africa, South Africa
The Accessibility Strategy of Grenoble
In 2015 Grenoble developed a nine-year plan to make the city fully accessible – including all areas of public institutions, schools, sports and leisure facilities as well as the entire public transport system. The Accessibility Agenda is based on Universal Design principles and aims to cover all 49 communities by 2024.
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Community, France – Municipality of Grenoble – L’Agenda d’accessibilité programmée, France