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Museum accessibility for visitors with intellectual disability
The project aims to increase knowledge of those working in museums about accessibilities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Training and support are provided in order to adapt or create accessible installations. Since the initial phase ended, AKIM has continued to train staff in other leisure organizations.
AKIM Israel - The National Organization for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families, Making museums and sites of leisure cognitively accessible, Israel
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
Making e-mail communication accessible for persons with intellectual disabilities
Kolumba is an open source software that makes a Gmail account more accessible to persons with intellectual disabilities. Kolumba has three features that can be switched on and off on when needed: A Text and content simplifier (Simplext), a translation tool fort ext and pictrogram (Text2Picto) and a Text-to-speech feature.
Prodis Foundation, Kolumba software, Spain
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were held for the first time as one event. LOCOG’s Accessibility Policy inculcated accessibility into everything done. For the first time people with disabilities were able to participate in every single aspect of the Games, both as spectators, as employees and as volunteers.
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, United Kingdom
Disability-led centres providing a range of services for independent living
FOH centres are run entirely by people with disabilities and aims to offer comprehensive services for such people in their home and throughout their daily lives. In 2017, 47 homes were adapted, 223 people were provided with transport, 120 people took part in sport or the arts, and 2,435 assistive devices were provided.
Forum of the Handicapped, Lebanon
The Home from Home Apartment offers fully accessible accommodation with aids and appliances to persons with physical and sensory disabilities and their families. It offers independent living in a non-clinical setting for short breaks and general health appointments in Dublin.
Home from Home is a non-clinical setting offering persons with disabilities and their families the chance to stay overnight without having to stay at the hospital. The apartment was designed by persons with disabilities. It offers ceiling track hoists in the bedrooms and provides a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge area.
Muscular Dystrophy UK, Changing Places Consortium, Staying away from home in a non-clinical setting, Ireland
rolled out throughout Ghana
Ghana's inclusive education policy and a comprehensive implementation plan (2015 to 2019) have led to the nationwide introduction of inclusive education. The programme started in 2009, by 2011 a total of 529 schools were participating and 1,322 teachers and specialists from the Ghanaian Education Service were trained.
Ghana Education Service, Special Education Division, Inclusive Education Policy, Ghana
Large-scale support for employers who have to meet a quota of employees with disabilities
Helm assists employers by short-listing suitable candidates, identifying the required accommodations and ensuring that employees maintain their jobs by on-the-job training and regular follow-up with both the employee and employer. Between 2014 and 2017 Helm has worked with more than 250 companies.
Enabling people with disabilities to vote from home and without assistance
In partnership with Amazon and Microsoft, Democracy Live developed OmniBallot, an accessible online voting system available via computer, tablet, or smartphone, thus enabling people with disabilities to vote independent of support. Since its launch in 2015, over one million voters have used the system.
Democracylive, OmniBallot, United States of America
Escola de Gente is a theatre project that works on the full inclusion of persons with disabilities not only by enabling them to visit and enjoy theatre, but also by actively participating in creating an inclusive culture by publishing all kind of accessible material and advocating for an inclusive education system.
Escola de Gente enables actors and audience members with and without disabilities to participate in and enjoy theatre. The stories told on stage address themes like discrimination and inclusion. Descriptive subtitling, sign language interpreters, audio description, programs in Braille and multimedia materials play an essential part.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, Cultural inclusion through accessible theatre, Brazil