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A city offering a free 24-hour video-sign language translation service for all public services
Central de Intermediação em Libras (CIL) is a free service for the hearing impaired, offered by the city administration of São Paulo. Via an app, users can communicate with municipal civil servants and emergency services personnel in Brazilian sign language for free and also without affecting their data download limit.
São Paulo Municipal Secretariat for People with Disabilities, Central de Intermediação em Libras (CIL) App, Brazil
Sign language translation app for accessing services and businesses
Signs Media Kenya is dedicated to education, information, and entertainment in sign language. The social enterprise operates a news channel and has developed ‘2022 assistAll – an app that provides on-demand, 24/7 interpretation services and is available in English as well as Saheli.
Signs Media Kenya Limited, assistALL, Kenya
App-based family centred early intervention therapy in rural communities
Amar Seva Snagam (ASSA) runs an Early Intervention Centre. To make its services also available in more distant regions, ASSA has developed a training program for community rehabilitation workers, including an app for ongoing support. Besides connectivity, the app serves to track the progress of the therapy.
Amar Seva Sangam, Training of Community Rehabilitation Workers, India
Smartphone app that provides audio descriptions of surroundings
RightHear is a start-up from Israel that uses beacons (small radio transmitters) as orientation aids. Nurtzer:ins receive information directly into their earphones once the app has detected the location. By 2022, RightHear had more than 30,000 customers and covered more than 2,100 locations worldwide.
Right Hear, RightHear, Israel
Announce your visit and special request to stores and public services
Using iBeacon and other technologies and accessibility features of regular smartphones, people with disabilities can specify their service need, such as a barrier-free entry or support and guidance and recipients can plan and prepare for the visit. From July 2017 to June 2018 1,000 people downloaded the app.
Neatebox, “Welcome by Neatebox” App, United Kingdom
Accurate navigation system for the blind and visually impaired to improve public services
Waymap, an IT-start-up company from the United Kingdom, enables visually impaired people to orient themselves indoors and outdoors with a location accuracy of one meter. It is aimed at public transport operators, who offer the service free of charge to customers with disabilities.
Waymap, Waymap, United Kingdom
Web/App identifying the location of parking spaces for people with disabilities
Park4Dis is a free EU-wide web/app that locates accessible parking spaces. Launched by the NGO Asociación de Personas con Movilidad Reducida from Spain, it is financed through subscriptions sold to municipalities, but also to tourist boards and shopping centres.
AsoPMR - Association of People with Reduced Mobility, Park4Dis, Spain
Audio descriptions-app making movies accessible for the blind
My Dream Companion was developed by visually impaired YGA graduates and Turkcell, a mobile phone operator. The cost-free app provides audio descriptions of movies without requiring any other equipment or software. From 2015 to 2017 approximately 180,000 persons have benefitted from the app.
YGA - Young Guru Academy, My Dream Companion, Turkey
Easy access to news for persons with disabilities
Newz Hook provides easy access to news for persons with hearing and visual impairments as well as intellectual disabilities. It also informs parents and special educators on innovations. Between 2016 until 2017, Newz Hook has gained 8,000 users of the app and 20,000 users who read the news every day on the website.
BarrierBreak, Newz Hook, India
Multi-stakeholder groups developing accessibility solutions in museums
ARCHES is an EU-funded project that brings together partners from the fields of culture, technology, and academia, as well as people with disabilities. The programme develops, tests, and implements solutions to improve access to culture. Innovations include tactile art and an app to aid museum navigation.
KHM - Museum of Art History Vienna, ARCHES, Austria