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              • One old men and a men in a wheel chair measure the floor outside a building, in order to improve its accessibilty and becoming trained RHFAC Professionals.

                Rating-based training of accessibility assessors

                The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) is a comprehensive rating system to measure meaningful accessibility in the built environment. The foundation also launched a training course for professionals in the construction industry to promote the principles of both the RHFAC and Universal Design.
                Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, Canada

              • A boy with visual impairments being trained to famiilarise with his surroundings in the woods.

                Teaching the clicking of tongue technique to navigate

                World Access for the Blind trains blind and visually impaired persons the technique of human echolocation and calls its training Flashsonar (quite like the navigation of bats). The technique allows people to navigate using tongue-clicking and by responding to the reflected sound from their surroundings.
                World Access for the Blind, Flashsonar, United States of America

              • Alejandro Moledo, European Disability Forum, at the final conference of the ICT4IAL project

                Transatlantic e-Accessibility standards cooperation

                In 2004 the United States and the European Union initiated a process to harmonize the standardisation of ICT accessibility requirements. This cooperation resulted in largely compatible standards, that can create enormous leverage for accessible technologies and possibly lay the groundwork for an international standard.
                United States Access Board, Mandate 376; European Standard on e-Accessibility EN 301 549 of 2014 of the European Commission, European Union Proposed rule for 508 Standards and the 255 Guidelines of 2015 of the U.S. Access Board, USA, United States of America

              • Young man wearing headphones reads highlighted text on a tablet, while sitting at a table with his mom who is reading the newspaper.

                Accessibility certification programme for eBook publishers

                Benetech is a leading provider of a digital library system. As another project, it launched the Global Certified Accessible™ certification, which not only validates the accessibility of individual eBooks but certifies the entire workflow of publishers, and supports everyone involved in the production of digital books.
                Benetech, GCA™ publisher certification programme, United States of America

              • An Airport Rehearsal Programme for People with Disabilities, Families and Staff

                Wings for Autism allows people with autism and with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families, to practice all the steps involved in travelling by plane, and to do so in a safe environment. From 2014 to 2018, Wings for Autism has trained approximately 13,500 people, family members, as well as airport and airline personnel.
                The Arc of the United States, Wings for Autism, United States of America

              • This image depicts an enormous accessible entertainment park with two huge towers and a silde, a long red bridge, a pirate boat and children playing in a sandpit with their parents.

                Major outdoor park developments based on Universal Design principles

                ACTServices Inc. is a US-based accessibility consulting firm. Since 2010, ACTServices has made two local parks accessible: Forest Glen Park (Illinois) and The Gathering Place (Oklahoma), considering especially children’s ability to experience the park and nature in general.
                ACT Services Inc., Universal Design in Outdoor Parks, United States of America

              • BCANDS promotional stand.

                Advice and support service targeted to indigenous populations

                BCANDS provides free advice and support to any person with a disability-related query, but with a focus on the unique needs of Indigenous populations. The organization acts as a liaison among service agencies. In 2017, BCANDS supported over 1,700 people in accessing local or national services.
                British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society, Canada

              • Two men and one woman smile during their break in the classroom.

                Postgraduate studies in disability law and policy

                The DLPP recruits students with and without disabilities from the United States and abroad, offering them the opportunity to specialize in the field of international and domestic disability law. DLPP students may also work as interns during the summer or full-time for a semester at disability law-related offices.
                Syracuse University, College of Law, Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP), United States of America

              • BC disability consultation 2014 public consultation.

                Collaborative Creation of the Ten-Year Action Plan

                The Plan for Inclusion is the result of extensive community consultations involving up to 1,150 people and leading to 4,500 proposals. These will be addressed by advisory groups, which include people with disabilities, their families, employers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and the technology and business sectors.
                British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Canada

              • Public-Private-Partnership connecting jobseekers with disabilities to employers

                The aim of the initiative is to build partnerships to connect people with disabilities with meaningful, livelihood-securing jobs. Jobseekers are assisted in their employment goals, while companies are connected with pre-screened, qualified candidates and are provided with support for diversity hiring.
                MOPD NYC - Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities New York, NYC: ATWORK, United States of America