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Network of users with visual disabilities creating and
growing its digital library
Tiflolibros is a digital library for visually impaired people in the Spanish-speaking world, launched by the NGO Asociación Tiflonexos in Argentina. Since its launch in 2001 until 2021, more than 65,000 accessible books have been made available free of charge.
Tiflonexos Association, Biblioteca Tiflolibros, Argentina
Accessibility certification programme for eBook publishers
Benetech is a leading provider of a digital library system. As another project, it launched the Global Certified Accessible™ certification, which not only validates the accessibility of individual eBooks but certifies the entire workflow of publishers, and supports everyone involved in the production of digital books.
Benetech, GCA™ publisher certification programme, United States of America
How-To' Guides and Resource Directory for parents and caregivers
Exceptional Lives provides free, easy-to-follow information for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with disabilities. The online platform offers "How-To" Guides using a unique decision tree software that allows parents to be interactive and limits the information to only what the family needs.
Exceptional Lives, Inc, United States of America
Early-learning technology for children who are blind or visually impaired
Ballyland is a range of gamified educational software programmes and apps. These support children who are blind or visually impaired to acquire foundational technology skills that enable them to use computers and mobile devices and to practice orientation, spatial awareness, memory, and listening comprehension.
Sonokids Australia, Ballyland educational apps, Australia
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
Empowerment of youth with disabilities involving their families and communities
ETI primarily focuses on young people with visual impairments, offering life-skills training in group and one-to-one settings, parent workshops, and other community activities to promote social inclusion. ETI also works with relief agencies to ensure that young refugees with disabilities can also access its programmes.
ETI - Empowerment Through Integration, Lebanon
Service package for companies, substantially reducing cost of workplace adaption
MiCase is a service that recommends and implements cost-effective workplace adjustments, such as training, ergonomic provisions, or assistive technology solutions, all of which can be provided by Microlink. In 2020, Microlink had 36 private and public clients for MiCase in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Microlink PC Ltd, MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management, United Kingdom
Free technology-support helpline for
persons who are blind or visually impaired
Clients at home, school, or work can contact the helpline via their smartphone, computer, or tablet. In this way they receive real-time instructions, primarily via phone, five days a week, addressing questions in four languages. The tech-support staff includes a manager and five specialists who are themselves blind or visually-impaired.
Migdal Or Rehabilition Center for the Blind, Israel
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
A work coach model for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Sana employment project consists of four phases: assessment, job matching, evaluation, and training by work coaches. The project started in 2015 with one hotel in Amman. As of mid-2020 the programme has completed training of 150 participants, of whom 80 have received employment.
Sana for Special Individuals, Sana Work Program, Jordan
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