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Promoting an inclusive workplace
Wipro’s Equal Opportunity Policy is comprehensive and ensures that inclusion becomes an integral part of culture and working. Wipro’s hiring policy for persons with disabilities is merit-based across all roles. Implementation of practice of inclusion is across 130,000 employees working in over 56 countries.
Wipro Ltd., Promoting an inclusive workplace, India
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
Pharmacy specialized in employment and services for deaf people
Since taking on the first deaf apprentice in 2008, the Vienna-based pharmacy has now trained two and employed a third deaf pharmacist. In addition, sign language courses were offered for hearing staff. For customers, the pharmacy offers barrier-free health information, including videos in sign language.
Marien Pharmacy, Training and counselling for deaf people, Austria
Colour schemes that make texts on screens easier to read
BeeLine Reader, a free web-browser extension developed in the United States, makes texts more readable on a screen, with each line starting with one colour and slowly changing to a second colour. The following line then starts with the same colour. This continuity supports visual tracking.
BeeLine Reader, BeeLine Reader, United States of America
Voting independently and privately
eVoting improves access for the impaired as well as for the illiterate and citizens living abroad. The voting software was customized to support 12 languages, and included zoom and contrasting options on the kiosk screen and an audio interface. It also offers such additional features as headphones and a specially selected keyboard.
National Training Service making itself accessible and inclusive
SENA is a public entity for work training and human develop and the only one in Colombia committed to guidelines for inclusion. SENA has counsellors in its 33 offices nationwide and provides 117 mobile training centres for remote regions. In 2019, 1,543 jobs for people with disabilities were placed.
SENA - The National Training Service Colombia, The National Training Service (SENA), Colombia
Creating smart accessible media using RoboBraille
RoboBraille is a free, award-winning service, capable of automatically converting documents into alternate formats. The goal of the project is to explore new smarter and easier methods to prepare and produce educational material in alternate formats using RoboBraille and other relevant free ICT tools.
Hilfsgemeinschaft - Austrian Association supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austria
A community centre built on Universal Design principles
The Mary Free Bed YMCA is a 36 acre community centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The facility is the first building in the world to be certified by the Global Universal Design Commission. Currently, the center has over 200 adaptive sports athletes that access the YMCA for practice, tournaments, and fitness.
Progressive AE - Progressive Architectural Design and Engineering, United States of America
Video-interpreting service for sign language and foreign languages
VEASYT Live! was the first online video interpreting service for sign language in Italy. The service was created in 2013 to enable public institutions to communicate with deaf people. Since then, the service was expanded by offering video interpreting into foreign languages, which has attracted the interest also of businesses.
VEASYT - Digital Services for Breaking Down Communication Barriers, Italy
Remote speech-to-text and sign language interpretation
VerbaVoice, is a flexible and customizable online interpreting platform. Each component (original video and audio, live transcript and sign language video, document upload) can be customized as needed. The system also works in multilingual contexts and facilitates foreign language learning processes.
VerbaVoice GmbH, Germany