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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
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.
QR Codes used to inform voters who are blind or deaf about voting procedures
In the run-up to the 2020 local elections in Ukraine, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) joined forces with the Central Election Commission of Ukraine to develop information posters with QR codes. These were linked to audio and sign language formats and were used by approximately 6,000 people.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Accessible Voter Education in Ukraine, Ukraine
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
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
All-Sector-Cooperation creating jobs in thousands of companies
The Ecuadorian Labour Integration Service (SIL) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the open labour market through training and assistance and by working together with the entire socio-labour spectrum. By 2016, some 12,900 people had found a job in 8,355 public and private companies.
FENEDIF - National Federation of Ecuadorian with Physical Disability, Labour Integration Service (SIL) of 2006 National Federation of Ecuadorians with Physical Disabilities (FENEDIF), in partnership with CONADIS, Petroamazonas EP and others, Ecuador, Ecuador
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
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
Workplace adaptations for the blind as a business service
VIDEBIS is a supplier of visual aids. If a customer is visually impaired an assessment of the visual impairment is carried out, and the best solution in terms of hardware, software, and training is determined. Between 2016 and 2019 more than 1,000 workstations were equipped.
VIDEBIS GmbH, Workplace Adaptation, Austria
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