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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
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
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
Training educators and municipalities in inclusive physical education
Participants identify barriers to the inclusion of children with disabilities in their schools, and design and implement their own inclusive physical education activities involving staff, students, families, and the wider community. The in-person course was held from 2013 to 2016, in 2018 an online version was created.
Rodrigo Mendes Institute, Open Doors to Inclusion, Brazil
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
Assistive technologies and teacher training in mainstream schools
The "Active Inclusion" project introduces assistive technologies and learning possibilities into primary schools and carries out networking and lobbying activities. Also the programme offers trainings for teachers from participating schools as well as educational software programmes for children with disabilities.
Open The Windows, North Macedonia
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
Music workshops and an orchestra for youth with disabilities
The Music Workshop’ is a project operating within Milan Petrović, a boarding school and day-care centre for youth with disabilities in Novi Sad, Serbia. Using innovative assistive technologies, participants learn to create and interpret music. In 2016 the workshops led to the creation the Good People Orchestra.
Primary and Secondary Boarding School Milan Petrovic, Novi Sad, Serbia, An accessible music programme, Serbia
Combining architecture, universal design and social work, RIOinclui offers accessible housing for children and youths with disabilities living in poor conditions in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A full network of local support is provided.
Targeting physical and social mobility at the same time, the project goes beyond architectural interventions: reasonable accommodation for the beneficiaries and their care-givers is created. The whole family is empowered to benefit from statutory social welfare; a network of local support is provided.
RIOinclui - Social Work of the City Rio de Janeiro, At the nexus of architecture and social work in Rio, Brazil