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Vocational training and meaningful jobs for persons who are blind or visually impaired
The Nhat Hong Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired trains its students so as to enable them to join the open labour force as well as the supported labour markets in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme creates a personalized career plan that is not only tailored to the job search, but also to personal interests and skills.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Career Training Programme, Vietnam
Promoting innovative assistive technologies internationally
The project has created and developed a set of affordable open source tools that enable people with physical disabilities to use computers and smartphones easily. The tools are provided as construction kits during hands-on workshops, demonstrations are given on how to use and build the tools on a local basis.
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria
Comprehensive database of accessibility features in mobile devices and Smart TVs
"Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative" is a free online database that lists the accessibility features of mobile phones, tablets, apps, Smart TVs, and wearables. GARI provides information on more than 110 accessibility features of approximately 1,100 mobile phone models and receives approximately 500,000 views per month.
Mobile & Wireless Forum, GARI, Belgium
Accessible websites created ‘automatically’
To offer solutions that are effective and efficient in terms of both time and cost, User1st has created a way for designers of webpages to make them barrier-free without the need to change existing databases. This is done by adding a single line of code, allowing the User1st Editor to then detect, fixe, and monitor a website.
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND ACCESSIBLITY ACT & EQUALITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION OMBUD AND TRIBUNAL
Norway’s Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act of 2008 is the country’s first nationwide non-discrimination act. It introduced legal safeguards against discrimination of people with disabilities in all sectors of society. The focus is on buildings, transport and ICT. The law also includes an obligation to use universal design.
Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Universal design in non-discrimination law, Norway
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
People with intellectual disabilities train peers to use digital media and ICT
PIKSL Mobil is a peer-to-peer teaching approach. People with intellectual disabilities are trained in the use of digital technology and in training other people. Equipped with technical equipment, these trainers then teach other persons with disabilities and seniors living in residential facilities to use digital media independently.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, PIKSL Mobil, Germany
Accessible books for vision-impaired students using Android technology
As part of ELECTS (Enhancing Learning Capabilities of Students with Print and Visual Disabilities) ADRAD has adopted the playback function of Android devices and produced an orientation toolkit for easy usage. The aim is to enable students with visual impairments in Nepal to use free digital books based on DAISY and Epub.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal
A business approach to sustainable community living
"Mustard Seed Communities" (MSC) facilitates the development of minimum assisted-living communities and provides employment for persons with disabilities by offering skills training and equipment. In 2015 MSC had 12 residential centres catering to some 400 children and adults with disabilities.
Digicel Foundation Jamaica, Jamaica
Video emergency line for the hearing-impaired
The project includes the training of officers at the Jordan Command and Control Centre (JCCC) to communicate using sign language and the development of an ICT system that enables the JCCC to accept video calls via a special line. An information campaign on the use of the video emergency call was also carried out.
HCD - Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, Jordan