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Multinational IT-manufacturer developing an accessible hiring and workplace programme
Flex Zhuhai is the Chinese subsidiary of Flex Ltd, a leading electronics contract manufacturer. In 2015, Flex Zhuhai implemented an accessibility programme, including accessible hiring practices and an internship programme. By 2021 the number of employees with disabilities had increased from 13 to more than 200.
Flex Ltd., Barrier free programme, China
A step-by-step toolkit to monitor voter participation
IFES developed a methodology whereby people with disabilities and their organizations are trained as official observers and use checklists to collect data on access to the electoral process. As of 2018, 13 countries had employed the IFES’s methodology, resulting in the formation of a free-to-download Election Access Observation Toolkit.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Election Access Observation Toolkit, Indonesia
Audio-visual books in multiple accessible formats
"Livros em múltiplos formatos acessíveis" is an audio-visual software that converts books into a range of accessible formats, including Brazilian sign language, in a single version. Complementing this, the NGO Mais Diferenças from Brazil offers training and organizes inclusive readings for people with and without disabilities.
Mais Diferencas - Inclusive Education and Culture, Books in multiple accessible formats, Brazil
Multi-method approach to improving university accessibility for blind students
In 2018, King Abdulaziz University (KAU) launched a project to make its facilities accessible to students with disabilities. Focusing on students with visual impairments, the university installed tactile pathways and Bluetooth beacons, converted textbooks to digital formats and launched a barrier-free test centre.
King Abdulaziz University, Inclusion Programme, Saudi Arabia
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions that enable companies and organisations to create accessible work environments. Sustainable solutions are jointly developed on the conceptual basis of 'accessibility' and 'design for all'.
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions for companies and organisations to improve accessibility. As a business consultancy and technical architecture company, easy entrance offers services for the entire process from conception through planning to implementation.
Easy Entrance GmbH, Consultancy for accessible working environments, Austria
The fully accessible art museum
MoMA offers a variety of programmes and services to ensure the accessibility of the museum and its collection,including tours for visually impaired that provide the opportunity to touch and experience the art or programmes for visitors with dementia. Approximately 60,000 people made use of the offer from 2014 to 2016.
MOMA - Museum of Modern Art, United States of America
Guidelines for accessible elections in Europe
The outcomes of the ADAP project include developing recommendations for accessible elections in Europe – in both regular and easy-to-read versions in 21 languages – covering legislation, accessible information, support for decision-making etc. as well as collection of good practices from 27 European countries (in 3 languages).
Inclusion Europe, France
Enfranchising People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe
The program has sought to secure the inclusion of people with disabilities in Zimbabwe’s governance systems by advocating for their accessibility to polling stations. The program also aimed at ensuring proportional representation of people with disabilities in decision-making bodies or a quota system in employment.
Jairos Jiri Association, Zimbabwe
A Disability Card to Support Equal Access
The European Union launched an "EU Disability Card" pilot in 2016, which is a universally recognized way for people with disabilities to communicate their needs and access support. Finland is participating in the pilot. Between June and October 2018, over 4,000 people with disabilities have requested the card in Finland.
KVPS - Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability, EU Disability Card Implementation, Finland
An app reviewing the accessibility of locations by user’s “yes” and “no”
Access Earth discovered that a simple yes or no answer provides much more clarity than an elaborate three-star rating. One of the main focuses of the website and the app is to create an element of ease in the rating process. This allows users to make a quick, yet valuable, rating of a venue with the option to add any comments.
Access Earth, Ireland