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An app for orientation in open and closed spaces
Installed on a smart phone, Step-Ear enables users to find their way in public surroundings using Audio-signs and pre-placed Beacons. Users can call for help in an emergency and they can communicate with public transport personnel. As of 2018, Step-Hear has placed more than 3,500 Audio signs throughout Israel.
Easy language as a key to the exhibition experience
Salzburg Museum is translating their introductory and accompanying texts to exhibitions into easy language and thus also seeks to make a statement regarding the instituation’s fully inclusive nature. The service is not only intended for a minority group but is part of the museum experience for the general public.
Salzburg Museum, Austria
Billing information and customer support in simple language
PIKSL uses the competences of people with and without disabilities to develop products and services for everyone. One of its services helps E.ON, a German utility company, to better communicate with all of its customers. In 2016 approximately 300 people with intellectual disabilities used this service during the pilot phase.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany
Preventing bullying against women with learning difficulties
According to the Ninlil empowerment seminars bullying and violence against women with learning difficulties or multiple disabilities can only be stopped, if these women develop more self-determination in their everyday life. 210 seminars were held from 1999 to 2014, reaching 1,159 participants.
Creating accessible water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities for disadvantaged groups
WASH, an accessible water, sanitation and hygiene programme, has been implemented by World Vision in Iraq since 2016 with two local DPO partners. These identify needs, plan and manage construction and reconstruction work, and carry out information activities for the population.
World Vision, Accessible WASH for an Accessible Society, Iraq
Large-scale rehabilitation project provided by an insurance company
Started in 2009, the MAIS model aims to minimize the difficulties faced by people who have incurred a disability as the result of a labour accident. To this end, it brings together all relevant stakeholders from the individual’s environment, including employers, family, community as well as social and medical institutions.
Mutual de Seguridad C.Ch.C, Modelo de Atención Integral en Salud (MAIS), Chile
Outdoor and indoor orientation for people who are blind
The app uses audible messages to provide users with information about their location, pointing out street junctions and reporting on places of interest, such as businesses, institutions, etc. If required, it can also guide the user to a specific point. By mid-2017 Lazarillo had already more than 7,000 users in 14 countries.
Lazarillo Tec SpA, Chile
Breaking down barriers to scientific knowledge
The project was launched when a group of geologists noticed the lack of knowledge about the earth sciences among society in general. According their motto, "science for everybody," they also began to promote activities for people with learning disabilities, first for Down syndrome students and later for blind and deaf/blind adults.
Science without Barriers Association, Spain
Making civil service positions accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
To enable people with intellectual disabilities to apply for public vacancies, Plena Inclusión, together with the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, developed a special call for employment for the Ministry of Public Functions. From 2012 to 2020, 448 people were able to find a job.
Plena Inclusion Spain, Public Sector Employment, Spain
Learn, try, and test assistive technology
"Tech Able" lets visitors experience assistive technologies and encourages innovators, manufacturers, and marketers to collaborate. Tech Able also houses a communications lab for persons with disabilities. More than 800 people have benefitted from Tech Able between 2015 and 2018.
SG Enable, "Tech Able“ Showroom, Singapore