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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
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
A Changing Places toilet provides equipment, space and facilities (including hoist and adult-sized changing bench) for persons with disabilities who need assistance and cannot use standard accessible toilets. Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets.
Changing Places include special equipment such as a height-adjustable changing bench and a hoist, offer adequate space in the changing area for up to two carers, and provide a centrally-placed toilet with room on either side for the carers. There are also mobile Changing Places toilets available to rent for large and small events.
Muscular Dystrophy UK, Changing Places Consortium, Accessible and spacious toilets in public places, United Kingdom
Teaming up persons with learning disabilities or autism for leisure activities
Stay Up Late matches each participant with a volunteer with the aim to develop an ongoing friendship. The matching process takes into account such factors as cultural tastes, gender, age, geography, and whether the individual can access public transportation. By mid of 2017, there were 85 active pairs of "Gig Buddies".
Stay Up Late, Gig Buddies Online Service, Gig Buddies, United Kingdom
Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard for companies
Hassell Inclusion, a London-based digital accessibility consultancy, developed the Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard in 2020. It enables organizations to assess their digital accessibility performance against nine dimensions based on the principles of the ISO 30071 code.
Hassell Inclusion Ltd., Scorecard for companies to self-assess their current practices in digital accessibility, United Kingdom
Effective employment services
Rather than focusing on a person’s functional limitations through work capability assessments, Access to Work focuses on which supports or work environment enable individuals with disabilities to work. Part of this is the "right to control" giving persons with disabilities control over the budgets allocated to them.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Effective employment services, United Kingdom
Audio-descriptive commentary for blind and partially sighted people in football stadiums
The ADC programme of the NGO CAFE in the United Kingdom, trains soccer commentators to provide audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) in English and in the local language. The broadcast is via an FM radio frequency, and reception is via proprietary equipment or headsets provided on-site.
CAFE - Center for Access to Football in Europe, ADC Programme, United Kingdom
A co-working model of employment
CHANGE is an international human rights organisation run by disabled people and employs people with learning disabilities as equal employees. They develop accessible resources, deliver training and run projects. The "Co-working Model of Employment" ensures that two people share responsibility and work together in an inclusive way.
CHANGE, A co-working model of employment, United Kingdom
Wayfindr: Empowering vision impaired people to travel independently
Wayfindr wants to establish an Open Standard that helps manufacturers create consistent and reliable wayfinding products. For people with visual impairments, such a standard will enable them to navigate independently by giving them access to reliable, consistent directions from their smartphones and other devices.
Royal Society for Blind Children, United Kingdom
Accurate navigation system for the blind and visually impaired to improve public services
Waymap, an IT-start-up company from the United Kingdom, enables visually impaired people to orient themselves indoors and outdoors with a location accuracy of one meter. It is aimed at public transport operators, who offer the service free of charge to customers with disabilities.
Waymap, Waymap, United Kingdom