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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
OBLIGATORY ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
Uganda is among the first sub-Saharan countries to have developed their own accessibility standards. Uganda’s standards are mandatory for school construction projects and other public facilities. Also a National Accessibility Audit Committee and several District Accessibility Audit Committees were set up.
Ugandan Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, Uganda makes accessibility standards mandatory, Uganda
A “brokerage” service to provide short breaks
Activities Unlimited (AU) provides leisure activities for disabled children and young people, It is aimed at tackling barriers faced by parents and caregivers, who are seeking activities for their disabled children that are safe, fun, and appropriate, while simultaneously giving them regular breaks from their caring roles.
Scope - Disability Charity, United Kingdom
Universal Accessibility Strategy for the whole of Dubai
In 2017 the Government of the Emirate of Dubai has begun to implement the Dubai Universal Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan involving fifteen governmental and semi-governmental local entities. The aim is to create full accessibility to the built environment and public transportation by 2020, based on Universal Design principles.
Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Government of the Emirate of Dubai – Universal Accessibility Strategic Plan 2017–2020, United Arab Emirates
Supporting businesses in creating accessible workplaces and infrastructure
Based in Karachi, Pakistan, NOWPDP started a comprehensive project for public space and workplace accessibility and inclusion in 2012. Since then more than 50 locations have been adapted. To date more than 2,000 people with disabilities have benefited, 30 branches of a bank and numerous offices have been modified.
NOWPDP - Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities, Pakistan
Major outdoor park developments based on Universal Design principles
ACTServices Inc. is a US-based accessibility consulting firm. Since 2010, ACTServices has made two local parks accessible: Forest Glen Park (Illinois) and The Gathering Place (Oklahoma), considering especially children’s ability to experience the park and nature in general.
ACT Services Inc., Universal Design in Outdoor Parks, United States of America
Promoting the use of the Scripor alphabet, tactile representations of colour
The Scripor alphabet, invented in 2018 by the Asociatia Alfabetul Scripor from Romania, is the first universal colour standardization in Braille. Ten colours can be distinguished in light and dark with only two combinations of dots. International promotion of the alphabet is done through manuals and workshops.
Scripor Alphabet Association, Scripor Alphabet, Romania
The EBU job website tells visually impaired people, employers and policy makers across Europe about the huge range of jobs undertaken by visually impaired people. It is part of a range of work carried out by EBU to examine, promote, and facilitate the employment of blind and partially sighted people.
EBU - European Blind Union, An employment resource for the visually impaired, France
The ‘employer model’ in personal assistance
This project offers support for persons with disabilities who use personal assistants, and encourages them to organize these assistants themselves. After a certain period of time, the level of experience and self-confidence becomes strong enough for the "new employers" to continue managing their assistants on their own.
Rhein-Main inklusiv e.V., Germany
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
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