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              • Access to higher education in Estonia

                By providing training for entrants, study and career counselling, and scholarships, Estonia’s Primus Programme has successfully acted as a real door-opener for numerous students with disabilities. The programme was funded by the European Social Fund and ended in 2015, but many measures continue to be implemented.
                Estonian Ministry of Education, Higher Education Department, Primus Programme, 2008-2015 by the Ministry of Education and Research, Archimedes Foundation and partners, Estonia, Estonia

              • Restaurant menu reading app for persons with visual impairment

                MenuSpeak recognizes a user’s location through iBeacons and automatically shows the menu in any of more than 45 languages. It can even read the menu out loud, if desired. The user places selected items in a virtual shopping cart which are translated back to the service personnel.By 2017 the app was used by more than 25 hospitality companies in Austria ans Jamaica.
                Mopius Mobile GmbH, MenuSpeak, Austria

              • Helpline and platform on personalised care

                The project provides advice and information on community-care direct payments, creating an individual budget, securing social service funding, and employing personal assistants. A free download area on the website and a bi-monthly newsletter share personal stories and Q&A sections with a broad audience.
                Disability Rights UK, United Kingdom

              • A person collecting data from a child with disabilities.

                Training Disability Representatives to work with local district officials

                Light for the World has set up a programme in the Pursat province of Cambodia to create and train Commune and Village Disability Representatives (CDRs and VDRs) to advocate for inclusive policies. As of 2018, 251 persons have been trained and their roles have led to policy changes, including access to free health care and assistive devices.
                Light for the World Austria, CDR and VDR, Cambodia

              • VerbaVoice offers an innovative online interpreting technology as well as full services for deaf and hard of hearing people: enabling students to equally participate in class; accessible events with captions, interpreting and live-stream.

                VerbaVoice developed a distant, internet-based interpreting system. For students and trainees with hearing impairments the online service offers access to information and enables full participation in knowledge society. VerbaVoice also offers live text and sign language video to enable accessibility in events, conferences, meetings etc.
                VerbaVoice GmbH, Technology and services for hearing impaired, Germany

              • A scene in a public square in Africa, with two men and one woman steady one women who is unconscious or has fallen. All have serene facial expressions, one of the man is talking intensily to a crowd of people observing and taking pictures.

                Forum theatre alleviates war trauma and creates an inclusive stage and art experience

                Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture's forum theatre addresses the challenges faced by people with disabilities, such as land grabs, denial of rights, and divorce. It uses audience interaction to explore solutions together, and can be easily adapted to different types of issues.
                Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture, The Forum Theatre, Uganda

              • Alejandro Moledo, European Disability Forum, at the final conference of the ICT4IAL project

                Transatlantic e-Accessibility standards cooperation

                In 2004 the United States and the European Union initiated a process to harmonize the standardisation of ICT accessibility requirements. This cooperation resulted in largely compatible standards, that can create enormous leverage for accessible technologies and possibly lay the groundwork for an international standard.
                United States Access Board, Mandate 376; European Standard on e-Accessibility EN 301 549 of 2014 of the European Commission, European Union Proposed rule for 508 Standards and the 255 Guidelines of 2015 of the U.S. Access Board, USA, United States of America

              • Online platform on community-based services

                Through an online database the project brings together – and shares information among – existing and new community-based service providers in Serbia for young people with disabilities in three areas: education, employment, and social protection. In 2015 the project’s web portal was visited by up to 1,000 persons per month.
                Youth with Disabilities Forum Serbia, Serbia

              • Flanders’ Personal Assistance Budget

                The most important feature of Flanders´ Personal Assistance Budgets (PAB) is that the person with disabilities (or their representatives) controls both the assistance and the assistance budget, not the assistance provider. A multi-disciplinary team assesses and decides the budget each user receives, depending on his or her support needs.
                VAPH - Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities, FLEMISH GOVERNMENT DECREE ON THE PROCEDURES FOR GRANTS (PERSONAL ASSISTANCE BUDGET) TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, Belgium

              • Five actors in headlamp are using sign language on stage.

                Person-centred support model for university students

                Through the UNESCO Chair project students with different impairments manage their own learning process and support needs. They can draw on a variety of resources, including a peer support programme. For teachers and families the chair offers workshops on person-centred educational planning.
                Salesian Polytechnic University, UNESCO Chair on Support Technologies for Educational Inclusion, Ecuador