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International online audio-book library in Arabic language
The International Accessible Library is a free online resource containing a wide range of literature and educational materials in audio format. The library contains over 4,500 professionally recorded audio books in Arabic that can be accessed by persons with visual and print disabilities worldwide, and it receives over 200,000 visits per month.
AlManarah Association for Persons with Disabilities, Israel
Using computers to support blind learners on all levels of education
The objective of the project is to integrate assistive technology in the national education system, and thus ensure that assistive technology for people with visual impairment is available at the workplace and at all levels of education. Representatives from the identified proposed project areas were thoroughly involved in the planning process.
Tanzania League of the Blind, Tanzania
E-Health improving the quality of services for children with disabilities in the rural area
Sambhav is a web/app solution introduced by Jan Vikas Samiti, an NGO based in Northern India. It supports community-based rehabilitation services for children with developmental disabilities in rural communities, in partnership with local organizations, local health workers who are trained and supported remotely by specialists.
JAN VIKAS SAMITI, Project Sambhav, India
Video sign language interpretation for bank customers
The SignVideo app enables Barclays Bank staff to connect to a interpreter giving them and customers who are deaf or hard of hearing the possibility to speak with each other without actually having an interpreter physically present. In the year 2016, the service was available in all Barclays Bank branches in the UK.
Barclays Bank, United Kingdom
Using pictures to promote health
"Picture my Participation" is a paediatric self-report tool that uses pictures to discuss health-related topics for children aged 5–17 in various contexts and settings. The tool can be used to measure the level of participation of children with disabilities in low and middle income countries (LAMI) and other marginalised communities
Child and Adolescent Health Service of Western Australia, Australia
Digital game design by children with and without intellectual disabilities
Through the framework of the "I’ve made my game", children with and without disabilities are encouraged to create digital games together. This collaborative process allows children to be involved in intellectual and affective activities of negotiation, ideas development, results analysis, and interaction.
Univali - University of Itajai Valley, Digital Game Design, Brazil
Trip Advisor-style accessibility mapping of venues, transport and festivals
Mobility Mojo lists the accessibility of points of interest, events, and transportation for persons with mobility, visual, and hearing impairments in Ireland. Site and app include a mixture of self-uploaded information from establishments and from user reviews. By 2017 over 600 business and over 1000 services were listed.
Mobility Mojo LLC, Ireland
Restaurant menu reading app for persons with visual impairment
MenuSpeak recognizes a user’s location through iBeacons and automatically shows the menu in any of more than 45 languages. It can even read the menu out loud, if desired. The user places selected items in a virtual shopping cart which are translated back to the service personnel.By 2017 the app was used by more than 25 hospitality companies in Austria ans Jamaica.
Mopius Mobile GmbH, MenuSpeak, Austria
An app that connects jobseekers with disabilities with job opportunities
The Riziki Source App collects information from job seekers with disabilities in a database that can be matched with job offers. The app also learns about the training needs of registered jobseekers. Employers have the possibility to share available job opportunities through a dedicated login.
Riziki Source, Riziki Source App, Kenya
Empowering non-formal schools in slum areas
The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth-led NGO supporting children with physical disabilities and their families. In 2015, TAF launched the project targeting low-cost, non-formal schools in poor residential neighbourhoods. Since 2015, more than 1,600 children with and without disabilities have benefitted from the project.
The Action Foundation Kenya, Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education, Kenya