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Making footpaths accessible for leisure and daily use
The project began by conducting a survey of how accessible the current walking routes were. Each municipality then chose one trail to upgrade, focussing on those that started in central urban areas so people could easily access them. By 2017, 12 of the 18 municipalities have at least one footpath installed.
County Governor of Telemark, Norway
IT-company funding an incubator programme for assistive technology start-ups
"BIRAC– Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies – supported by Mphasis" is an incubator programme for start-ups in India working on assistive technologies and innovative solutions for people with disabilities. In 2019, 14 start-ups were selected to receive free incubation support, direct funding, and mentoring.
Mphasis, Ltd., BIRAC-Social Alpha Quest for Assistive Technologies – supported by Mphasis, India
Service package for companies, substantially reducing cost of workplace adaption
MiCase is a service that recommends and implements cost-effective workplace adjustments, such as training, ergonomic provisions, or assistive technology solutions, all of which can be provided by Microlink. In 2020, Microlink had 36 private and public clients for MiCase in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Microlink PC Ltd, MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management, United Kingdom
All aspects of oral communication in daily life are made accessible. Furthermore SCOP Le Messageur offers transcription services for events, meetings, conferences, congresses, cultural events etc. with the transcriber on site or working remotely via the internet.
SCOP Le Messageur offers simultaneous transcription of speech in French, in 15 other languages and in Braille. The transcribed text can be read on a PC screen, a mobile device or a screen installed in a meeting room. SCOP also advises on the accessibility of event locations and conducts training on safety in regard to venues.
Le Messageur - Innovative Services for the Hearing Impaired, Oral communication made fully accessible, France
Online game for practicing shopping and making payments online
The online learning game ‘Funkabutiken’, published by the Swedish NGO Funka in 2021, allows users to practice shopping and paying online. Easy language, illustrations, and videos are some of the accessibility features offered. By mid-2022, Funkabutiken had around 20,000 visits.
Funka Nu AB, Funkabutiken, Sweden
A new set of provisions for the further implementation of inclusive education
Decree No. 66 addresses the issue of inclusion in schools. It was introduced in 2017 and adapted in 2019. It will increase its focus on the evaluation of school inclusiveness, the training of staff, equipment, the promotion of inclusion groups and the improvement of the accessibility of school buildings.
Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Law 107/2015 – Good School Reform Act; Legislative decree 66/2017, Italy
Mapping the accessibility of vacation properties and itineraries
EWB is an accommodation, tour information, and booking service catering mainly to persons with physical disabilities who wish to travel in Europe. The website covers bookings in seven countries. In 2016 EWB provided services to over 7,800 persons with disabilities, including over 3,500 hours of specialised assistance.
AISM - Italian Multiple Sclerosis Society, Italy
Easy access to news for persons with disabilities
Newz Hook provides easy access to news for persons with hearing and visual impairments as well as intellectual disabilities. It also informs parents and special educators on innovations. Between 2016 until 2017, Newz Hook has gained 8,000 users of the app and 20,000 users who read the news every day on the website.
BarrierBreak, Newz Hook, India
Guidelines and toolkits to promote fully accessible schools
The information is based on Indian national codes and space standards, as well as on universal design principles. Together, they provide authorities with infrastructural recommendations. Staff and teachers are assisted with curriculum and classroom materials in accessible formats, e-learning technology solutions, and other educational services.
Samarthyam - National Centre for Accessible Environments, India
Itinerary and walking maps for visitors with disabilities
A dedicated brochure contains a walking map with ten different routes through the historic city centre, connecting the touristic highlights while avoiding the worst obstacles. The brochure also describes the accessible facilities along the way. Copies are distributed and availabe as downloads from the website.
Visit Flanders, Maps of Bruges, Belgium