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Providing live transcripts of lessons and instant feedback to teachers
The project team has developed a solution that, on the one hand, offers the possibility of providing real-time transcriptions and captioning to facilitate the professional development of students with disabilities. On the other hand the data can be used to provide feedback for teachers to improve their classroom techniques.
Access Innovation Media, Australia
Developing indicators for Inclusive Education in the Pacific region
"Pacific INDIE" was developed based on a comprehensive methodology, including surveys with the Ministerial representatives from 14 Pacific countries, and focus group discussions in four selected countries (Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu). The indicators were then refined following review by an international reference group.
Monash University, Australia
Free online training for sighted people to learn Unified English Braille Code
UEB Online allows anyone who is interested in using Braille for information and communication to learn Unified English Braille Code – online, free of charge and at individual pace. The learning platform is accessible for a wide range of needs and requires only an Internet connection and a computer.
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, UEB Online, Australia
Business disability network connecting students with disabilities to paid internships
The programme matches students with employers based on location, degree, career goals, and skills. Companies commit to a minimum of 152 hours of paid work. Launched in 2005, by 2020 the Stepping Into programme is available across seven states and has facilitated 1,478 paid internships.
AND - Australian Network on Disability, Stepping Into Internship Program, Australia
Government-produced model toolkit for accessible websites and online content
The Online Accessibility Toolkit, published by the regional gonverment of Southern Australia, is a free and publicly available set of tools for making websites and online solutions more accessible and inclusive. The toolkit contains eight topics and was designed in consultation with people with disabilities.
Government of South Australia, South Australian Government Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit, Australia
Giving a voice to children with disabilities
The project seeks to develop a simple and effective method for children with disabilities to express or communicate their life priorities and human rights issues. Therefore project team developed a set of inclusive tools to overcome barriers in verbal or oral communication and made these available on the project website.
Deakin University, Australia
Providing a university experience for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Inclusive Education Program at the University of Sydney is a pilot providing a university experience for participants in a range of studies of their choice, with students participating in regular lectures and tutorials as well as attending one-on-one tutorials and receiving peer mentoring for added support.
The Centre for Disability Studies, Australia
A web-based platform allowing people with disabilities to vote remotely and on their own
Scytl developed the iVote Core Voting System for New South Wales, Australia. By using a web-based platform or via a phone using the keypad blind voters and people with disabilities to vote online. Around 286,000 voters used the system in 2015, and it has been replicated in Western Australia as of 2017.
Scytl, iVote programme, Australia
Reviewing and Planning Individual Supported Living Arrangements
Based on two research phases, the Curtin University in 2017 produced a manual for individual supported living. The manual outlines critical themes and defines attributes to determine the quality of ISL arrangements. These can be scored against specific indicators with an accompanying review scoring booklet.
Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Individual Supported Living, Australia
Using Technology to Increase Autonomy
In case of an emergency users can hit the "Big Red Button" app on their Jeenee mobile phone, which puts them in direct contact with the CCA's help centre – staffed by people knowledgeable and trained in disability issues. In 2018, Jeenee Mobile had tens of thousands of customers both with and without disabilities throughout Australia.
Community Connections Australia & Jeenee Mobile, “Big Red Button” App, Australia