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Online accessibility training for civil servants
SENADIS, the National Disability Service of Chile, launched an online accessibility training programme for civil servants, called Preparados para Incluir, that offered three courses centred around accessibility, its legal framework, general principles, and access to ICT.
SENADIS - National Service for the Disabled Chile, Preparados para Incluir (Ready to Include), Chile
Picture galleries providing comprehensive insight into a venue´s accessibility
Blue Badge Style, a social business from London, launched the Access Gallery which features images of venues, hotels, and restaurants overlaid with notes on accessibility features. The information can be accessed via an app through the Blue Badge Style website, a British disability organization, or via the venue’s website.
Blue Badge Style, Blue Badge Style Access Gallery, United Kingdom
Bridging the gap to the ICT industry
IBM has developed a self-assessment questionnaire that EnAble India can use to assist companies to gage their readiness to hire people with disabilities, as well as a guide for following-up with interviews so as to identify gaps and opportunities to increase the employment of people with disabilities.
IBM Belgium, Belgium
Mobile app that identifies banknotes from more than 100 currencies
Cash Reader, developed by the start-up company Hayaku from the Czech Republic, is an app for smartphones that identifies banknote values for almost every currency globally. Users point their smartphone’s camera at the banknote and the app informs them of the value, either using speech or vibration patterns.
Hayaku s.r.o., Cash Reader, Czech Republic
Training teachers to keep children with disabilities in school
The specific target group of the project were 180 children in upper primary classes in 12 selected schools. 18 teachers (9 female/9 male) were qualified as master trainers in the inclusive child-to-child methodology. Furthermore, USDC advocates for Inclusive Education, seeking partnerships with likeminded organizations.
Uganda Society for Disabled Children, Uganda
Providing vocational skills and career development to young adults with disabilities
The training focuses on IT entrepreneurship and career development to enable employment or self-employment. Graduates are supported in their search for an internship or a job or receive a small grant to start a company. Between 2017 and 2020, 1,300 people and 570 special needs teachers were trained.
Special Needs Initiative For Growth, TVET for Special Needs Young Adults in Low-Middle Income Countries, Nigeria
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.
Entrepreneurship training programme for women with disabilities
FUWAVITA was founded in 2018 by Aneth Geranda Isaya, the first deaf person to graduate from university in Tanzania. Aneth teaches women with disabilities to produce handicrafts and food that they can sell. By 2020, 500 women had successfully completed the economic generation training.
FUWAVITA - Tanzania Joy Women Entrepreneurship for the Deaf, FUWAVITA, Tanzania
English skills for persons with learning difficulties
The GNW-SupEFL online portal assists persons with specific learning difficulties in acquiring critical language skills in English. People with learning disabilities from six countries and EFL language teachers contribute to the design of the courses. The portal is available free of charge to people with special learning difficulties.
GNW - Gauges North West, Hungary
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