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              • Teacher sits in a circle with her students, while teaching them with low cost learning materials like colorful buttons.

                Empowering non-formal schools in slum areas

                The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth-led NGO supporting children with physical disabilities and their families. In 2015, TAF launched the project targeting low-cost, non-formal schools in poor residential neighbourhoods. Since 2015, more than 1,600 children with and without disabilities have benefitted from the project.
                The Action Foundation Kenya, Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education, Kenya

              • Personal Ombudsmen in Sweden

                In Sweden a nationwide system of Personal Ombudsmen provides support in decision-making for persons with severe mental or psychosocial disabilities. POs assist individuals, identify care needs, but they have no medical responsibility, nor do they make any decisions in the capacity of an authority.
                Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, ESTABLISHING A NATIONWIDE SYSTEM OF PERSONAL OMBUDSMEN, Sweden

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                This project takes a holistic approach to the accessibility of banking services: buildings, banking foyers, ATMs, bank cards and websites are made accessible for persons with all kinds of disabilities.

                To make banking accessible there are no steps at the entrances to the branch offices, a tactile guiding system leads to the information desk and advice counters are equipped with induction units. The website is available in sign language and simple language and in 2011 a new bank card for blind and visually impaired persons was launched.
                Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Towards fully accessible banking services, Austria

              • De-Institutionalisation and Community Living since 1980

                Since 1980 the city of Trieste has closed psychiatric hospitals and set up a network of 24-hour community mental health centres capable of dealing with the most severe conditions and of supporting clients in their daily life. In 2015 the Trieste DMH managed 4 community mental health centres, each with 4–8 beds.
                WHO - World Health Organisation, Collaborating Centre for Research and Training, Italy

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                Access to Justice in Israel for people with complex communication difficulties

                Israel was the first country to introduce the right to barrier-free investigations into the law.As part of the pilot project "The Right to be Heard", 14 special investigators were trained in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and 12 speech pathologists were trained to support investigations.
                JDC - American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Right to Be Heard, Israel

              • Set in a classroom of an accessbile e-learning center, a blind teacher wearing sunglases explains how to use the keyboard to a young blind boy in order to access an e-learning program on his screen.

                University-based accessible e-learning centre for

                students with disabilities

                The Inclusive University Initiative of the NGO YPSA is an e-learning centre that provides accessible learning materials and volunteer support for students with visual impairments at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Launched in 2019, there were five projects at other universities in 2021 and a plan for an online self-study portal.
                YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Inclusive University: An accessible e-resource centre in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

              • The right to a personal assistance budget

                The personal assistance budget (PAB) covers 100% of service costs, and enables individuals themselves to purchase self-directed personal assistance services from public and private entities. Notably, the policy has created a demand-driven market for personal assistance where providers compete for customers.
                Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, THE ACT CONCERNING SUPPORT AND SERVICE TO PERSONS WITH CERTAIN FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS & THE ASSISTANCE BENEFIT ACT, Sweden

              • A large group comprised of female and male members of the polish accessibility board, some with disabilities, stand in a conference room in front of a white projector screen.

                Countrywide policy to improve accessibility on all levels, backed by a substantial budget

                Accessibility Plus 2018–2025, a programme of the Polish Ministry of Development Funds, pushes the issue of accessibility in Poland in different ways: through legal regulations, investment in the skills of key professional groups such as architects, and in the development of new assistive technologies based on Universal Design.
                Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Programme Accessibility Plus, Poland

              • A classroom setting in a universtity. A group of young male students sit on the floor in an imporvised playing field trying to throw a ball over a slim cord, dividing the field. Their classmates cheer and take fotos in the background..

                University teaching principles and practical applications of Universal Design

                Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Tucuman has offered an elective course on accessibility and Universal Design for students in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. The accessible courses are led by people with and without disabilities, using for example audio description, subtitling, image description, and materials in accessible formats.
                University of Tucuman, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Teaching Accessibility in the Academic Environment, Argentina

              • Audio-descriptive commentary for blind and partially sighted people in football stadiums

                The ADC programme of the NGO CAFE in the United Kingdom, trains soccer commentators to provide audio-descriptive commentary (ADC) in English and in the local language. The broadcast is via an FM radio frequency, and reception is via proprietary equipment or headsets provided on-site.
                CAFE - Center for Access to Football in Europe, ADC Programme, United Kingdom