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              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • A group of friends sits close together in a cafe and converses via streamer devices, which they are holding in their hands.

                A website offering instant captioning and translation

                Streamer is a subscription-based website that captions speech to text in real-time and also offers an option to translate simultaneously into 117 languages. Streamer is suitable for use with speeches, conversations, classroom lectures, seminars, and webinars. Users can set up a private and secure Streamer website
                SpeechGear, Streamer, United States of America

              • 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

              • Youth transition programme

                The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is a collaborative school-to-work transition programme that serves young adults with disabilities statewide in Oregon, USA. The purpose of YTP is to prepare young adults for employment or career-related post-secondary education. YTP is jointly funded by local schools and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.
                University of Oregon, Youth transition programme, United States of America

              • 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

              • Individualized supports help adults with autism find jobs

                ACAP is a government-funded project offering a range of individualized services to support adults with autism to achieve their goals. Employment is an integral part of each plan. Starting in 2010 with just 37 participants, the programme has since grown to 180 by 2019, with 99 adults in employment.
                Keystone Human Services, KAS - Keystone Autism Services, KAS Adult Community Autism Project, United States of America