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Building disability-smart business
BDI promotes economic and social inclusion by making it easier for corporations to employ and do business with disabled people. Members jointly fund a "not for profit", expert resource which builds their capacity to deliver the business improvement. In 2012 BDI had some 350 members employing nearly 20% of the UK workforce.
BDF - Business Disability Forum, Building disability-smart business, United Kingdom
A countrywide policy framework for lifelong inclusive learning
The policy consists of 43 working policies, 17 strategies and 13 guiding principles and is implemented by programme committees at the local and provincial level, as well as by NGOs under the supervision of MEST. The adoption of specific teaching plans and school implementation are flexible and are based on local circumstances.
Nepalese Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Inclusive Education Policy (2016), Nepal
Smartphone app that offers audio subtitles to foreign language movies and series
SubReader reads out subtitles of movies and TV series aloud or into earphones. The app, developed by a start-up company from Denmark, is available in more than 40 languages and uses artificial voices that automatically synchronize with the soundtrack. Parts of the app are free while streaming services are for a fee.
SubReader, SubReader, Denmark
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
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
Picture galleries providing comprehensive insight into a venue´s accessibility
The Blue Badge Style Access Gallery 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
E-government automatically transferring disability benefits without any bureaucracy
Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, Azerbaijan: Implemented a reverse system for disability benefits and pensions, automating verification and payment processes. Benefited over 46,800 persons with disabilities from 2020 to 2023.
Empowering inclusive education with ICT integration
ADISA and CBM's Inclusive Education Programme, Guatemala: Promotes inclusive education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Between 2022 and 2023, trained 500 teachers and 400 parents, benefiting 800 children in ten schools.
Promoting inclusive education in Guatemala through the development of a Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Guatemala
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