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An affordable tool to make ballot papers accessible to the blind
The UBT is a voting aid made of plastic into which a ballot paper is inserted. The right front of the template has a flap that has cut-out windows numbered in braille and in large, raised white print. Each window aligns to a particular candidate or party. The UBT has been continuously used in by-elections since June 2011.
Electoral Commission of South Africa, South Africa
Business disability network connecting students with disabilities to paid internships
The programme matches students with employers based on location, degree, career goals, and skills. Companies commit to a minimum of 152 hours of paid work. Launched in 2005, by 2020 the Stepping Into programme is available across seven states and has facilitated 1,478 paid internships.
AND - Australian Network on Disability, Stepping Into Internship Program, Australia
A co-working model of employment
CHANGE is an international human rights organisation run by disabled people and employs people with learning disabilities as equal employees. They develop accessible resources, deliver training and run projects. The "Co-working Model of Employment" ensures that two people share responsibility and work together in an inclusive way.
CHANGE, A co-working model of employment, United Kingdom
A catering service training and vocation programme
Floare de Cireş is a catering service in the town of Razeni in Modava founded in 2012 to give disadvantaged young people a chance to get their first job. In 2015 the project was extended to include a workplace training programme, which more than 100 people with disabilities had completed by 2020.
Eco-Razeni Association, Floare de Cireş, Moldova
Assigning job coaches for young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities
Job coaches assist young people with an intellectual disability or autism to find paid employment. Job seekers contribute to the planning and delivery of the programme. Between 2018 and 2020, 69 people were registered and 37 people have been placed in supported employment jobs.
COPE Foundation, Ability@Work, Ireland
A Biographical Graphic Novel Promoting Deinstitutionalization
The story of Eli is inspiring greater independence for people with intellectual disabilities
Published in 2017, Becoming Eli is the work of Dan Ungureanu and the first graphic novel to address institutional abuse suffered by children and adults, the majority with disabilities. Based on a true story of a young girl left in state care the book wants to show that with the right support deinstitutionalization is possible.
Ceva de Spus Association, Gravis Novel Becoming Eli, Romania
Rating the accessibility of buildings using a well-known seal system
BPASS carries out accessibility assessments of objects and public spaces based on a 300-question checklist for 11 different beneficiary groups. The actual state of the building or public space is visualised with a colour scheme and a rating. In addition to German, BPASS is also available other languages.
EUKOBA - European Competence Centre for Accessibility, BPASS, Germany
New museum experiences for persons with learning difficulties
The "Sound carrier scarf" is a hardware device that rests on the shoulders of the visitor like a scarf. It enables to consume information, and at the same time allows interaction with the public. The device features a barrier-free design and intuitive functions that represent a significant improvement over a regular audio guide.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany
Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles
The Telenor Open Mind programme duration is two years. In the first three months the individuals participate in a computer training course, as well as a course to develops social skills for the workplace. The following 21 months are work practice in Telenor in an area of their interest, allowing them to gain hands-on experience.
ASA Telenor, Gateway to employment: opportunities not obstacles, Norway
Supporting architects and urban planners to understand accessibility
The GAATES-team developed a technology vendor database as well as learning and reference resources to support architects, planners, and engineers as well as small businesses to help them understand their obligations under the "Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act" and to support them in the implementation process.
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