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Comprehensive database of accessibility features in mobile devices and Smart TVs
"Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative" is a free online database that lists the accessibility features of mobile phones, tablets, apps, Smart TVs, and wearables. GARI provides information on more than 110 accessibility features of approximately 1,100 mobile phone models and receives approximately 500,000 views per month.
Mobile & Wireless Forum, GARI, Belgium
A city collecting all the information about its accessibility for a smartphone app
Accessible Zagreb is a web/app service of the City of Zagreb, Croatia, that provides detailed information about accessibility and the respective accessibility features of public facilities and streets, as well as real-time information about public transport. Accessible Zagreb is available in Croatian, English, and German.
City of Zagreb, Office for Social Protection and Persons With Disabilties, Accessible Zagreb online service, Croatia
A free online ICT accessibility course, accessible by the blind and deaf
The ICT Accessibility Open Online Course (MOOC) is a six-week, 100-hour course taught by accessibility experts. The self-paced format encourages interaction between students and instructors. The project was initiated in 2016 and by 2017 7,636 enrollments from 169 countries had been received.
AMAC - Accessibility Solutions & Research Center, ICT Accessibility MOOC Education for All, United States of America
City metro passenger setting new standards of accessibility for all
Transportes Metropolitanos de Barcelona used the 2021 renewal of its vehicle fleet to improve the accessibility of its underground train service. Measures include wider automatic doors, acoustic warning lights, intercom located at an optimum height for wheelchair users, emergency handles, and colour contrast signage.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, Metro accessibility in Barcelona, Spain
Sharing the accessibility information of points of interest using apps and crowd sourcing
In 2016 Mirairo launched a smartphone application with a screen reader function for collecting and sharing information on the accessibility of points of interest for persons with diverse needs including persons with disabilities, older persons, and tourists. In less than a year some 67,000 locations were uploaded.
Mirairo Inc., Bmaps app, Japan
Training Young Leaders in Accessibility and Inclusion
Through its Accessibility Promotion Agents programme Escola de Gente trains young people with and without disabilities living in favelas as mediators for the rights of people with disabilities. The certified training provides skills that also increase their chances of finding employment. Between 2011 and 2017, 252 young people were trained.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, Accessibility Promotion Agents, Brazil
Online community puts competitive pressure on online services to be more accessible
A11yID is an online community of digital product developers and people with disabilities, initiated by the NGO Suarise in Indonesia. In addition to providing exchanges on the topic of digital accessibility, reviews of websites, apps, and more are shared under the Hashtag TantanganAksesibilitas.
Suarise, A11yID, Indonesia
Advisory board supporting the London Transport Authority in accessibility matters
The Independent Disability Advisory Group advises Transport for London, the main provider of public transport in Londong, in identifying and addressing issues and barriers to accessing public transport. In 2020, the 10 members of the group acted as consultants on 53 projects, like reconstruction of train stations.
Transport for London Authority, Independent Disability Advisory Group, United Kingdom
FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE INSTITUTE OF THE ELDERLY AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND FUNDACION ONCE
The Spanish Ministry and the private Fundación ONCE have joined forces to promote universal accessibility. A framework agreement lays out the respective financial contributions. Both partners are allowed to collaborate with other public and non-profit entities, and to apply for funding and technical support.
Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain, Public-private partnership for accessibility, Spain
Accessible Canada Act: first federal accessibility legislation in Canada
ACA, the Accessible Canada Act, was passed in 2019 and aims to make Canada accessible by 2040. The ACA applies to all government departments, federally regulated agencies, and parts of the private sector, such as banking, telecommunications, and transportation.
Canadian Department of Employment and Social Development, Accessible Canada Act (ACA), Canada