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              • The Atatürk Airport Istanbul was made accessible through a holistic approach: tactile surfaces added; sanitary facilities renovated; induction loop systems implemented. Strong emphasis was laid on the training of the airport employees.

                The specific needs of persons with disabilities were taken into consideration in order to make the Atatürk Airport accessible. A holistic approach was chosen, not limiting itself to the transformation of the physical space but also aimed at creating awareness within the organisation as well as amongst the general public.
                TAV Istanbul, Airport accessibility for everyone, Turkey

              • Two women are in a shopping mall. They are sharing headphones and one of them is holding a mobile phone. The person to the left holds a white cane.

                An indoor navigation system for the blind and visually impaired

                In 2014, PoiLabs launched an indoor navigation system to make complex indoor spaces accessible for blind users. The system uses beacon devices and voice-guided navigation on a mobile phone. To provide it, PoiLabs partners with Turkcell, the largest telecommunication company in Turkey.
                PoiLabs, Visually Impaired Navigation System for Indoor Venues, Turkey

              • A woman under a tent looks to the right while putting on mascara.

                Volunteer-based distance learning platform for people with visual impairments

                Engelsiz Erisim Derneği has developed a online learning platform offering courses to people with visual impairments. Up to seven different classes are taught daily using TeamTalk, a free voice chat room. The courses are prepared and conducted by visually impaired instructors and are uploaded to the online platform.
                ABFA - Association of Barrier Free Access, Online Learning Platform, Turkey

              • Employment in the open labour market for persons with Down syndrome

                The Down Syndrome Association is a charity organization dedicated to change the public perception of persons with Down syndrome and to create an equal opportunity atmosphere. From 2014 to 2016, the Job Coaching Supported Employment programme provided employment opportunities for 30 persons with Down syndrome.
                Down Syndrome Association, Job Coaching Supported Employment programme, Turkey

              • Social inclusion through Special Olympics

                Unified Sports Recreation

                Through the Special Olympics Unified Sports Recreation model, children are able to participate in an inclusive sports setting based on football. The project mission is to implement the model in Turkey for children aged 8 to 12 with support from six local professional football clubs and the Turkish Football Association.
                Special Olympics, Turkey

              • Online job-platform used by more than 10,000 jobseekers with disabilities

                Engelsizkariyer.com is the first Turkish career portal for people with disabilities. Jobseekers can obtain free membership and apply for free trainings(via e-learning). The organization also offers services to companies and has created a reference book on communication with Disabled for HR personnel and community.
                Engelsizkariyer, Disabled Human Resources and Career Web (Barrier Free Careers), Turkey

              • Several children with visual impairments using the phone application on a trip.

                Audio descriptions-app making movies accessible for the blind

                My Dream Companion was developed by visually impaired YGA graduates and Turkcell, a mobile phone operator. The cost-free app provides audio descriptions of movies without requiring any other equipment or software. From 2015 to 2017 approximately 180,000 persons have benefitted from the app.
                YGA - Young Guru Academy, My Dream Companion, Turkey

              • Sample of Parliamentary Election Ballot Template

                A Ballot Template for the Blind

                The ballot template can be used both by those who can read Braille and those who cannot. Also the template can be adapted to the specific candidates of a region, thus allowing blind voters to participate nationwide. In 2017, 5,000 templates were piloted during the Turkish Constitution referendum.
                ABFA - Association of Barrier Free Access, Turkey

              • The specific camera angle shows the labeling of an accessible toilet on the left while also granting a view into the corresponding toilet with a sink, the toilet bowl and the accessible handles and bars.

                International airport that provides a diverse accessible airport experience.

                IGA Cares is an Istanbul Airport programme that includes a broad variety of measures and services to make the airport accessible for all. Services include a navigation app, info kiosks in sign language, and a map that gives people who are particularly sensitive to noise access to quiet spaces.
                Istanbul Airport, IGA Cares, Turkey