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A tablet that creates Braille, graphics, maps, and more
BLITAB – the iPad for the blind as it is called also – is the first-ever Braille tablet, using a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief that produces Braille, graphics, maps, etc., for the blind and partially sighted. From the very start, blind and visually impaired users were involved in the product development.
BLITAB Technology Gmbh, Austria
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
Facilitating personal assistance service provision to persons with disabilities
WAG Assistenzgenossenschaft (WAG), an Austrian non-profit cooperative founded by people with disabilities, has been operating a personal assistance service model since 2002. The model allows high flexibility for the beneficiaries, and WAG acts as a legal employer for 685 assistants as of 2022.
WAG Assistenzgenossenschaft, Cooperative personal assistance model in Austria, Austria
Vocational training and seed capital to support entrepreneurs with deafblindness
Sense International India provides vocational training and seed capital to adults with deaf/blindness, enabling them to launch a micro-enterprise. The NGO also trains vocational instructors. By 2020, 600 people have benefited; and since 2014, 130 people have received seed capital.
Sense International India, Income Generation Activities for Persons with Deafblindness, India
Jobs in digital marketing and social media for people with physical disabilities
In 2021, Brand Solution from North Macedonia launched ‘Best Online Assistant’, an IT platform that offers courses in digital marketing and social media and places job seekers with disabilities in this field. By 2022, 40 people had attended courses, 10 companies were partners, and Brand Solution had expanded to Bulgaria.
Brand Solution LLC, Best Online Assistant, North Macedonia
Strategic engagement with government to push for national disability legislation
Mphasis funded the NCPEDP with the purpose of advocating for a national disability policy. The programme carried out an intensive, multifaceted drive to bring together people with disabilities and government representatives. The effort resulted in the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act in 2016.
Mphasis, Ltd., India
The professionalisation of empowerment
Peer counsellors have their own experience of disability and advise similarly affected people to enable them to take control of their own lives at home, in the community and at work. For the first time in the world, the province of Upper Austria has established peer counselling as a social profession.
Office of the Upper Austrian Provincial Government, Department of Social Affairs, The professionalisation of empowerment, Austria
Leadership programme for women with disabilities
The selected participants attend workshops where they learn to self-advocate and empower others, after which they implement their own small projects. To date, 24 women have completed the programme, with 12 having since received formal leadership positions or promotions. A further 470 women have been reached via the small projects.
Light for the World Austria, Women Leadership Programme, Cambodia
The first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities
Mobiloo – a Northern Irish social enterprise active throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom – has created the first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities at outdoor events. In addition to a clean toilet, Mobiloo bathrooms provide changing tables, hoists, and adequate space for large wheelchairs and/or a personal assistant.
AccessoLoo, Disability Pride Belfast & Vehicles for Change, United Kingdom
A Biographical Graphic Novel Promoting Deinstitutionalization
The story of Eli is inspiring greater independence for people with intellectual disabilities
Published in 2017, Becoming Eli is the work of Dan Ungureanu and the first graphic novel to address institutional abuse suffered by children and adults, the majority with disabilities. Based on a true story of a young girl left in state care the book wants to show that with the right support deinstitutionalization is possible.
Ceva de Spus Association, Gravis Novel Becoming Eli, Romania