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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
Government-backed online job-portal for all people with disabilities
MYFutureJobs is a job portal of the State Social Security Organization (SOCSO) in Malaysia for people with disabilities. Since 2020 employers who want to participate in government-funded projects have been required to register on the portal, and SOCSO has helped to find employment for 3,625 people as of 2022.
Social Security Organization Malaysia, MYFutureJobs, Malaysia
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
New museum experiences for persons with learning difficulties
The "Sound carrier scarf" is a hardware device that rests on the shoulders of the visitor like a scarf. It enables to consume information, and at the same time allows interaction with the public. The device features a barrier-free design and intuitive functions that represent a significant improvement over a regular audio guide.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany
Large-scale campaign to identify and enrol children with disabilities in Senegal
APPEHL follows a multilevel approach to make mainstream schools more inclusive. For children and parents, the programme includes awareness raising measures and training in dealing with impairments. For schools, learning materials are adapted and teachers are trained by teachers from the special education sector.
Humanity & Inclusion Senegal, Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education Programme (APPEHL), Senegal
A dedicated TV channel for the hearing impaired
Broadcasting of the Listening with Your Eyes channel began in 2017. The channel allows conventional programmes to provide closed captioning and sign language displayed over the original content. The size and position of the captioning and sign on the display can be determined by the viewer using a remote control and receiver.
Organization for Broadcasting and Communications for People with Disabilities, Japan
Online job recruitment platform for people with disabilities
The online platform includes a behavioural profile and e-learning courses. An algorithm matches candidates to suitable jobs based on geolocation, education, salary requirements, expertise, and behavioural profile. Between 2015 and 2020 over 7,000 people with disabilities have thus found a job.
Egalite Inclusion & Diversity, Egalite Inclusion & Diversity, Brazil
A web-based platform allowing people with disabilities to vote remotely and on their own
Scytl developed the iVote Core Voting System for New South Wales, Australia. By using a web-based platform or via a phone using the keypad blind voters and people with disabilities to vote online. Around 286,000 voters used the system in 2015, and it has been replicated in Western Australia as of 2017.
Scytl, iVote programme, Australia
EmployAble: Inclusive vocational training and workplaces for youth with disabilities in Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia
Young people with disabilities who are unemployed receive the necessary skills in mainstream training institutes to become employed or self-employed. More than 20 stakeholders are involved in the core implementing teams. In August 2015, 273 persons were enrolled in institutes or received in company training.
Light for the World Netherlands, Rwanda