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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
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
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
Inclusive evacuation strategies following a tsunami, earthquake, or volcano eruption
Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Berkebutuhan Khusus Aceh is a forum of various disabled people organizations in the in Aceh province, an tsunami and earthquake affected region. From 2015 to 2017, the organization trained 296 persons with disabilities, and 965 have participated in three disaster evacuation simulations.
FKM BKA - Forum of Community with Special Needs Aceh, Indonesia
Regular sign language TV programme on the topics of welfare and community
Sign Language Talks Welfare is a regional monthly TV programme in Japan with sign language interpretation, provided by Okayama Broadcasting. It informs the deaf community and is produced mainly by deaf people themselves. Launched in 1993, the programme is financed entirely by advertising and does not need subsidies.
OHK - Okayama Broadcasting Co., Ltd, Sign Language Talks Welfare Program, Japan
Promoting innovative assistive technologies internationally
The project has created and developed a set of affordable open source tools that enable people with physical disabilities to use computers and smartphones easily. The tools are provided as construction kits during hands-on workshops, demonstrations are given on how to use and build the tools on a local basis.
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria
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
How to teach students with and without disabilities equally
Groups of Students with and without disabilities are taught together using the same curriculum and beeing subject to the same academic criteria. Students with disabilities are supported by facility adaptation, specialized materials and equipment, counselling, as well as training for teachers and staff.
Technological University of Santa Catarina, Mexico
Funding a national disability information centre
"Info-Handicap" is a national disability information and meeting centre, founded by 16 disability organizations. While the idea for such a centre came from the Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration, and for the Greater Region, which also financially supports it, Info-Handicap is under the full control of its disability member organizations.
Info-Handicap Luxembourg asbl., FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR A NATIONAL DISABILITY INFORMATION AND MEETING CENTER BETWEEN INFO- HANDICAP AND THE GOVERNMENT, Luxembourg
Accessible mail pick-up-stations for people with visual impairments
Österreichische Post, Austria’s leading logistics and postal service provider, introduced an accessible pick-up service for blind customers in 2019 for items that cannot be delivered to their homes. In 2020 the service was extended to all 479 pick-up stations in the country.
Austrian Post AG, Accessible pick-up-stations, Austria