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Preventing bullying in English schools
A variety of resources have been developed to raise awareness at English schools. These include materials on how to challenging offensive language, a language guide, and a history of disability harassment and bullying. The tools are now available for all students, parents, and teachers on the Anti-Bullying Alliance website.
World of Inclusion, United Kingdom
Ministry of Education organizing Individual Training Plans for transition to work
Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) are designed to support young people with special educational needs in the essential transitions in their lives. An ITP is designed and implemented collaboratively by the student, their parents and teachers, and educational guidance and employment service providers.
Montenegrin Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) for Students with Special Needs, Montenegro
AccessibleMaps are 'talking city maps' offering geographic information online and on mobile phone to persons with visual impairments. The description of the city environment is read out loud by a synthetic voice.
The spoken description of the map gives an idea of what a street looks like, how long it is, and what infrastructure, shops, and parks are nearby. The tool can be used to prepare for an upcoming trip or, via the mobile application, to get detailed information about one's surroundings while walking through the city.
CEIT ALANOVA - Central European Institute of Technology, City maps, read out loud, Austria
Access to higher education in Estonia
By providing training for entrants, study and career counselling, and scholarships, Estonia’s Primus Programme has successfully acted as a real door-opener for numerous students with disabilities. The programme was funded by the European Social Fund and ended in 2015, but many measures continue to be implemented.
Estonian Ministry of Education, Higher Education Department, Primus Programme, 2008-2015 by the Ministry of Education and Research, Archimedes Foundation and partners, Estonia, Estonia
Restaurant menu reading app for persons with visual impairment
MenuSpeak recognizes a user’s location through iBeacons and automatically shows the menu in any of more than 45 languages. It can even read the menu out loud, if desired. The user places selected items in a virtual shopping cart which are translated back to the service personnel.By 2017 the app was used by more than 25 hospitality companies in Austria ans Jamaica.
Mopius Mobile GmbH, MenuSpeak, Austria
Helpline and platform on personalised care
The project provides advice and information on community-care direct payments, creating an individual budget, securing social service funding, and employing personal assistants. A free download area on the website and a bi-monthly newsletter share personal stories and Q&A sections with a broad audience.
Disability Rights UK, United Kingdom
VerbaVoice offers an innovative online interpreting technology as well as full services for deaf and hard of hearing people: enabling students to equally participate in class; accessible events with captions, interpreting and live-stream.
VerbaVoice developed a distant, internet-based interpreting system. For students and trainees with hearing impairments the online service offers access to information and enables full participation in knowledge society. VerbaVoice also offers live text and sign language video to enable accessibility in events, conferences, meetings etc.
VerbaVoice GmbH, Technology and services for hearing impaired, Germany
Flanders’ Personal Assistance Budget
The most important feature of Flanders´ Personal Assistance Budgets (PAB) is that the person with disabilities (or their representatives) controls both the assistance and the assistance budget, not the assistance provider. A multi-disciplinary team assesses and decides the budget each user receives, depending on his or her support needs.
VAPH - Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities, FLEMISH GOVERNMENT DECREE ON THE PROCEDURES FOR GRANTS (PERSONAL ASSISTANCE BUDGET) TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, Belgium
Online platform on community-based services
Through an online database the project brings together – and shares information among – existing and new community-based service providers in Serbia for young people with disabilities in three areas: education, employment, and social protection. In 2015 the project’s web portal was visited by up to 1,000 persons per month.
Youth with Disabilities Forum Serbia, Serbia
Voting and participating in the electoral process
With its two regulations, Spain has introduced a voting procedure for blind electors as well as basic conditions of accessibility and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities to participate in elections and political life. This latter legislation is a broader policy framework aimed at improving the implementation of participatory rights.
Spanish Ministry of Home Affairs, Department on Electoral Cooperation, ROYAL DECREE 1612/2007 ON AN ACCESSIBLE VOTING PROCEDURE FOR PEOPLE WITH VISUAL DISABILITIES & ROYAL DECREE 422/2011 ON THE CONDITIONS FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL PROCESSES, Spain