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Volunteer-based distance learning platform for people with visual impairments
Engelsiz Erisim Derneği has developed a online learning platform offering courses to people with visual impairments. Up to seven different classes are taught daily using TeamTalk, a free voice chat room. The courses are prepared and conducted by visually impaired instructors and are uploaded to the online platform.
ABFA - Association of Barrier Free Access, Online Learning Platform, Turkey
Providing accessible books and learning materials to blind students
The project uses globally accepted standards and open source technology to convert books into audio formats, while also partnering with other organizations to make existing audiobooks available. Students can access either e-books or audio versions of books, making it a cost-effective solution for accessing educational reading material.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Audiobook Programme, Bangladesh
Video sign language interpretation for bank customers
The SignVideo app enables Barclays Bank staff to connect to a interpreter giving them and customers who are deaf or hard of hearing the possibility to speak with each other without actually having an interpreter physically present. In the year 2016, the service was available in all Barclays Bank branches in the UK.
Barclays Bank, United Kingdom
Expanding a chain of coffee shops run by Deaf young people
I Love Coffee operates a chain of coffee shops and coffee roasters and is staffed by deaf youngsters. Employees receive training and support. I Love Coffee currently has ten locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs 26 people, 80 per cent of whom are deaf, and has trained a total of 100 people.
I Love Coffee, I Love Coffee, South Africa
One children’s book in nine accessible formats
The project promotes the concept of inclusion through book workshops for children, teachers, and educators allowing children aged 7 to 11 years to experience inclusion in a sensory and playful way. The main feature is the children's book "Sonhos do Dia" (Dreams of the Day), which is presented in nine diverse and accessible formats.
WVA Editoria - Accessible Publishing, Brazil
Housing and person-centred support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Union SUMERO is supporting persons with intellectual disabilities to live together in shared accommodations of up to five residents. Assistants support them to carry out daily tasks, and thus enable them to stay in their local communities. Between 2011 and 2018, 80 users moved into 25 houses across the country.
Association Sumero, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Living Link: Creating Abilities from Disabilities
To enhance the potential of intellectually disabled adults The Living Link developed a one-year Adult Integration Programme, which consists of teaching essential work readiness and life-skills, providing work training and experience and attending a five-day "Independent Living tour," during which newly learned skills are applied and assessed.
Living Link, South Africa
Equal employment opportunities
Specialisterne is internationally recognised as the first and foremost example of how highly functioning people with autism can become effectively integrated in society and provide valuable, high quality services to their employers. The model has the flexibility to fit local culture and community in cooperation with local stakeholders.
Specialisterne Foundation, Equal employment opportunities, Denmark
Livelihoods resource centres
As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom
A personal network for persons with disabilities
Tyze Personal Networks is an online service that helps people with disabilities to connect and collaborate in order to achieve goals and realise dreams. Tyze is built on 25 years of experience. It was created to scale the knowledge, values and processes underpinning network-centric approaches to support and coordination.
Tyze Personal Networks, A personal network for persons with disabilities, Canada
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