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University teaching principles and practical applications of Universal Design
Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Tucuman has offered an elective course on accessibility and Universal Design for students in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. The accessible courses are led by people with and without disabilities, using for example audio description, subtitling, image description, and materials in accessible formats.
University of Tucuman, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Teaching Accessibility in the Academic Environment, Argentina
ICT solution for people with reduced mobility to use public transport
"App&Town Compagnon" is an app that allows people with reduced mobility to use public transport autonomously. The app was developed by Mass Factory Urban Accessible Mobility from Barcelona, Spain, and includes route planning, personalized guidance and assistance.
Mass Factory Urban Accessible Mobility, S.L., App&Town Compagnon, Spain
Remote sign language interpretation and transcription for professional users
Tadeo offers automatic instant transcription and video sign language on demand. The service is offered by subscription, and users are guaranteed immediate availability. As of 2020, Tadeo has over 100 employees providing services to nearly 400 private companies and public authorities throughout France.
Delta Process - Tadeo, Tadeo, France
The first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities
Mobiloo – a Northern Irish social enterprise active throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom – has created the first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities at outdoor events. In addition to a clean toilet, Mobiloo bathrooms provide changing tables, hoists, and adequate space for large wheelchairs and/or a personal assistant.
AccessoLoo, Disability Pride Belfast & Vehicles for Change, United Kingdom
Training carers for the elderly
The project aims at training young persons with a disability or impairment, between the ages of 18 and 24, as in-patient care assistants in retirement or care homes, and at placing them in the primary job market. Two job coaches support the participants, organise internships and help them in their search for suitable employment.
Caritas Austria, Training carers for the elderly, Austria
Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer
Discovering Hands uses the superior tactile perception of blind and visually impaired persons to improve palpatory diagnosis in the early detection of breast cancer. Discovering Hands trains blind and visually impaired women to become "Medizinisch Taktile Tastuntersucherin" (Clinical Breast Examiners).
Discovering Hands Germany, Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer, Germany
Meaningful employment through support
The decree defines, for the first time, supported employment and provides for ways of accessing it. By developing an individualised workplace adaptation plan with the help of specialised job coaches, the programme provides guidance, advice and support, specific training, monitoring and evaluation of the worker’s process of integration.
Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain, Meaningful employment through support, Spain
Vocational training and seed capital to support entrepreneurs with deafblindness
Sense International India provides vocational training and seed capital to adults with deaf/blindness, enabling them to launch a micro-enterprise. The NGO also trains vocational instructors. By 2020, 600 people have benefited; and since 2014, 130 people have received seed capital.
Sense International India, Income Generation Activities for Persons with Deafblindness, India
Advisory board supporting the London Transport Authority in accessibility matters
The Independent Disability Advisory Group advises Transport for London, the main provider of public transport in Londong, in identifying and addressing issues and barriers to accessing public transport. In 2020, the 10 members of the group acted as consultants on 53 projects, like reconstruction of train stations.
Transport for London Authority, Independent Disability Advisory Group, United Kingdom
Bringing dance and artistic expression to people with and without disabilities worldwide
DanceAbility International runs two to three training courses a year for dance teachers, choreographers, therapists, and others who want to incorporate inclusive dance and movement into their work. As of October 2018, over 500 people with and without disabilities have been certified in the DanceAbility method in 35 countries.
DanceAbility, United States of America
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