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Inclusive design agency promoting access to arts and culture
By combining digital and multisensory elements, Tactile Studio, a design agency from France, designs accessible experiences for museums and other cultural institutions aimed at people with visual impairments, combining digital and multisensory elements.
Tactile Studio France, Inclusive & multi-sensory pathways, France
Open space to invent and make tailor-made technical aids for persons with disabilities
My Human Kit is a private association and a pioneer in the production of low-cost technical aids based on Open Source. Since the opening of the first 'Humanlab' in the French city of Rennes in 2016, Humanlab has enabled the production of more than 100 technical aids and welcomed more than 1,500 people.
My Human Kit, Humanlab, a Fablab dedicated to disabilities, France
Collaborative Creation of the Ten-Year Action Plan
The Plan for Inclusion is the result of extensive community consultations involving up to 1,150 people and leading to 4,500 proposals. These will be addressed by advisory groups, which include people with disabilities, their families, employers, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and the technology and business sectors.
British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Canada
Mobile App Providing Captioning and Audio Description in Cinemas
Film distributors provide Greta & Starks with an audio description and subtitles for films that are showing in cinemas and the company uploads these to the free GRETA app, which people can then use in cinemas without needing special equipment. Over 30,000 people used the app between 2014 and 2018, and 80 to 100 films are added each year.
Greta & Starks Apps, GRETA App, Germany
A voluntary certificate for organizations willing to commit to CSR and disability
CSR-D is the first certificate on disability endorsed by people with disabilities themselves. The certificate is structured in 7 categories with 19 indicators. Employment of people with disabilities is a central element. 2012 to 2016 nine external auditors with disabilities were licensed and 134 companies were certified.
Bequal Foundation, Bequal Certificate on Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR-D), Spain
Comprehensive programme to make a university accessible for all students
The Higher Education for All programme was introduced in 2014 at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to provide equal access to higher education for people with disabilities. Measures include adaptations to the built environment, curriculums, books, and the admissions process. In 2020 the University had 1,078 students with disabilities.
King Abdulaziz University, Higher Education for All, Saudi Arabia
Empowering people with disabilities to stand up in elections in Sub-Saharan Africa
In 2017, Sightsavers developed a programme with partners in Senegal and Cameroon that supports the political participation of people with disabilities, but also sensitizes electoral authorities to inclusive policy-making. Since then, the political presence of people with disabilities has increased significantly.
Sightsavers, Citizenship and political participation programme, Senegal
A rights-based approach for young people to have a place in mainstream classrooms
The Inclusive Education Policy, implemented in 2018, is designed to ensure that all children and young people in Queensland attend their local state school. Each institution is allocated appropriate resources and funding. Individual support during implementation is provided by regional inclusion coaches.
Queensland Department of Education, Inclusive Education Policy, Australia
Haptic technology to improve mobile app accessibility
Tencent Holdings is a technology and entertainment company from China that has developed ‘MTGPA Haptics’, a technology that transmits vibro-tactile signals to its users and can be used for notifications or as an orientation aid. By 2022, MTGPA Haptics had been installed in over 240 million smart phones.
TENCENT Technology Co,. Ltd., MTGPA Haptics, China
The online route-planning tool wege-finden.at allows wheelchair users to plan their way through the city. Both official data and community-generated information are combined to suggest a real-time route to the user.
Due to poorly available data, there was no satisfactory system for barrier-free routing in Europe until 2012. wege-finden.at therefore was developed by involving a group of the future end users and by cooperating with strategic partners. The target group are persons with mobility impairments, especially wheelchair users
BIS Barriere Informations System, Web-based route planner, Austria