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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
ÖZIV ACCESS offers comprehensive consultancy services and tailor-made solutions to companies that employ persons with disabilities.
ÖZIV ACCESS offers consultancy and solutions in the field of accessibility. Consultants advise in the fields of built environment, design, communications and social accessibility. Tailor-made training is also offered in order to increase sensitivity and advise a specific group of individuals, e.g. employees, in dealing with persons with disabilities.
OEZIV - Austrian Civil Invalid Association, One-stop-shop for Austrian employers, Austria
Government-produced model toolkit for accessible websites and online content
The Online Accessibility Toolkit, published by the regional gonverment of Southern Australia, is a free and publicly available set of tools for making websites and online solutions more accessible and inclusive. The toolkit contains eight topics and was designed in consultation with people with disabilities.
Government of South Australia, South Australian Government Online Accessibility Policy and Toolkit, Australia
Two-year inclusive tourism project for tourist sites
The Inclusive Tourism Project improves accessibility and inclusion standards at four popular tourist sites. The project consists of architectural modules, workshops for staff and technical consultations to integrate accessibility on the sites. Actions include building ramps, improving access, and creating brail and audio support.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Lebanon
The 'Accessibility Guide' illustrates low or no-cost solutions for companies to allow persons with disabilities accessibility and employment. It creates inclusive employment policies and promotes inclusive businesses.
The guide offers low to no-cost solutions that give persons with disabilities barrier-free access to the workplace. To generate effective and affordable solutions, employers are trained to interact with the surrounding community and with the persons with disabilities to define and build the accessibility solutions together.
Trust for the Americas, Collected ideas for access to the workplace, Mexico
Tactile paths giving voice commands via a smart stick and a mobile phone app
The LVE system is made up of tactile paving integrated with radio frequency tags. The user holds a Bluetooth-equipped smart stick, which receives instructions from the radio tags when it touches the path. These instructions are then sent via Bluetooth to an app, which reads out voice instructions, based on a downloadable map.
JKJ S.r.l. - Plastic Solutions, LVE smart stick system, Italy
App with hands-on information on rehabilitation to fieldworkers in low-income countries
RehApp is a free app that supports fieldworkers in low-income countries to provide effective rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. The app provides specialist information and options for interventions developed by more than 70 disability experts. In 2020 there were 200 users.
Enablement B.V., RehApp, Netherlands
Changing exclusionary behaviour patterns through advocacy
"It's about Ability" was a nationwide TV and radio campaign to improve the attitude towards Inclusive Education. Whereas in 2010 only 35% of the population found it acceptable for a child with a disability to attend the same class as their own non-disabled child, this figure increased to 78% in 2015.
UNICEF - Montenegro, “It's about Ability” Programme, 2010-2014, UNICEF Montenegro, in partnership with Government of Montenegro, EU and others, Montenegro, Montenegro
Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
In April 2015 a strong earthquake struck Nepal, injuring and disabling around 3,000 people. "Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Public Building Safe and Accessible for All," initiated by ADRAD, is committed to inclusive reconstruction in the worst affected areas and reforms for more accessible construction.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal
Improving access to electoral events
In 2014, New Zealand’s Electoral Commission finalized "Access 2020". This strategy takes the improvements made over the past electoral cycles and embeds them into a longer-term framework. In addition, it provides information and resources in accessible formats and maintains relationships with the disability sector.
Electoral Commission of New Zealand, ACCESS 2020 DISABILITY STRATEGY, New Zealand