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Using Theatre in Schools to Address Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities
Theatre practitioner Augosto Boal developed Forum Theatre in Brazil in the 1970s in which scenes portray incidents of social injustice that are relevant to the audience. Keystone Moldova uses the Forum Theatre method in schools and kindergartens to increase awareness of discrimination and its impact.
Keystone Human Services International - Moldova Association, Forum Theatre, Moldova
One children’s book in nine accessible formats
The project promotes the concept of inclusion through book workshops for children, teachers, and educators allowing children aged 7 to 11 years to experience inclusion in a sensory and playful way. The main feature is the children's book "Sonhos do Dia" (Dreams of the Day), which is presented in nine diverse and accessible formats.
WVA Editoria - Accessible Publishing, Brazil
Free technology-support helpline for
persons who are blind or visually impaired
Clients at home, school, or work can contact the helpline via their smartphone, computer, or tablet. In this way they receive real-time instructions, primarily via phone, five days a week, addressing questions in four languages. The tech-support staff includes a manager and five specialists who are themselves blind or visually-impaired.
Migdal Or Rehabilition Center for the Blind, Israel
Support for students with disabilities
The "Institute Integriert Studieren" is a teaching and research facility for accessibility and assisted technologies and a support centre for students with disabilities. Preparing graduates with disabilities for employment is considered an essential element. The measures aimed at students are supplemented by a mentoring system.
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Support for students with disabilities, Austria
Intro vzw makes all kinds of events accessible to persons with disabilities. It offers solutions to practical problems and provides services for event organisers and for persons with disabilities who attend the events.
Intro vzw makes shows, sports events, fairs, training courses, conferences etc. accessible to persons with disabilities. Intro vzw offers solutions to practical problems and provides services for event organisers and for the persons with disabilities who attend the events. These can be translation tools, interpreters, ramps or technical equipment.
Group INTRO vzw, Enabling access to various events, Belgium
Adding universal design in ICT student curricula
The project uses active learning approaches to ensure that all students studying technology gain knowledge on the universal design of ICT. Active learning involves student-centred teaching methods and adaptive and individualized support. At the graduate level universal design is a requirement for all technology students
Oslo and Akershus University, Norway
University organizing courses for multidisciplinary teams to build accessible homes
The Mahasarakham University in Bangkok developed Home For Life, a three-day training workshop for civil servants, urban developers, and public health practitioners focused on creating accessible indoor and outdoor built environments, especially for persons with physical disabilities.
MSU-DU - Mahasarakham University, Universal Design Center, Home For Life, Thailand
Wheelchair-accessible tours in Amazonia, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu
SAFA offers tours to various South America destinations that are accessible by wheelchair users (including hotels, restaurants, availability of accessible transport, etc.). SAFA therefore developed a systematic approach to evaluating potential locations. In 2016 approximately 300 wheelchair users booked tours.
South America For All, Ecuador
Accessible public transport strategies for 13 major municipalities
The strategy was developed to guide, support and monitor municipalities in the implementation of accessible public transport systems. It includes new Universal Design standards for the whole travel chain and covers both access to information and to the services themselves for people with different disabilities.
South African Department of Transport, South Africa – Department of Transport – The Implementation Strategy to Guide the Provision of Accessible Public Transport Systems in South Africa, South Africa