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#ASPACEnet improves the autonomy and social interaction of people with cerebral palsy through the development and deployment of innovative technological solutions and by undertaking the necessary adjustments to computers, phones and tablets.
#ASPACEnet was launched in 2011 as a project which joins ICT and persons with cerebral palsy via information and support. Beneficiaries are informed about existing products and services and receive training in the care centres. By 2013 more than 1,200 persons, 600 with cerebral palsy, had benefited from the innovations.
ASPACE Confederacion, Using ICT to empower persons with cerebral palsy, Spain
The Sign Language Avatar Project
SiMAX is a semi-automatic system designed to translate text into sign language by combining technology from animation pictures, the gaming industry, and computer-aided translation services. As a fully automatic translation is not possible, the translation process is managed by a professional, deaf person.
signtime GmbH, Austria
Promoting innovative assistive technologies internationally
The project has created and developed a set of affordable open source tools that enable people with physical disabilities to use computers and smartphones easily. The tools are provided as construction kits during hands-on workshops, demonstrations are given on how to use and build the tools on a local basis.
University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, Austria
Workplace adaptations for the blind as a business service
VIDEBIS is a supplier of visual aids. If a customer is visually impaired an assessment of the visual impairment is carried out, and the best solution in terms of hardware, software, and training is determined. Between 2016 and 2019 more than 1,000 workstations were equipped.
VIDEBIS GmbH, Workplace Adaptation, Austria
Supporting teachers with comprehensive reports on pupil ́s needs
Using an elaborate database, a report is created describing what helps THIS pupil with THIS teacher in THIS class at THIS moment. The complex diagnose is then narrowed down to what the pupil ́s particular strengths are and what extra measures the child might require. These measures can be evaluated and shared with others.
VCLB Gent - Flamish Center for Student Councelling, Belgium
AppHear is a mobile hearing aid to make information and communication accessible in supermarkets. It can easily be fitted as an accessory to shopping carts.
AppHear is a tool that helps provide a clear understanding of acoustical information in shopping centres. The customer does not need to stand close to an information booth or carry a receiver since AppHear is attached directly to the shopping cart. The shopping centre does not need to install any additional technology or provide additional equipment.
Bloom Hörakustik, Mobile hearing aid attachable to shopping carts, Austria
Mandatory minimum standards for education in emergencies
The INEE Minimum Standards for Education articulate the minimum quality and access to education for people affected by disasters and crises. They are mandatory worldwide since 2010. The accompanying INEE toolkit contains practical, field-friendly instructions for educators, aid workers and authorities.
INEE - International Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and INEE Toolkit of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE); implemented by Ministries of Education, policy-makers, teachers, humanitarian agencies and humanitarian workers worldwide., United States of America
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
Easy-to-read newspaper articles, written by persons with learning difficulties
Participants with learning difficulties are trained to understand the journalistic approach to conveying information. The goals are to prepare participants for regular jobs, especially as experts for easy-to-read texts, and eventually to provide easy-to-read news on a daily basis for the online-platform of the KURIER, an Austrian daily paper.
Jugend am Werk Vienna, Austria
Government-sponsored radio station targeting blind and visually impaired listeners
La Radio Incluyente is a radio station in Colombia with programmes targeted towards the blind and visually impaired. The government-financed station has 30,000 Spanish speaking listeners in almost 100 countries.
INCI - National Institute for the Blind, INCIRadio La Radio Incluyente, Colombia