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One accessible textbook platform for all universities
The mission of ATN, as a collaborative project of AMAC Accessibility Solutions and the Association of American Publishers (AAP), is to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to textbooks in an accessible format and timely manner while also reducing costs and providing accessibility content transparency.
AMAC - Accessibility Solutions & Research Center, United States of America
Announce your visit and special request to stores and public services
Using iBeacon and other technologies and accessibility features of regular smartphones, people with disabilities can specify their service need, such as a barrier-free entry or support and guidance and recipients can plan and prepare for the visit. From July 2017 to June 2018 1,000 people downloaded the app.
Neatebox, “Welcome by Neatebox” App, United Kingdom
Reviewing and Planning Individual Supported Living Arrangements
Based on two research phases, the Curtin University in 2017 produced a manual for individual supported living. The manual outlines critical themes and defines attributes to determine the quality of ISL arrangements. These can be scored against specific indicators with an accompanying review scoring booklet.
Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Individual Supported Living, Australia
A Home, a Cafe and Employment to Promote Deinstitutionalization
In 2016, the Psychoanalytic Association set up a training café to employ ten people with psychosocial disabilities who had previously lived in closed institutions. As of 2018, the supportive independent living (SIL) programme oversees six group homes, two cafés, and 20 employed beneficiaries, all of whom now live on their own.
Psychoanalytic Association, SIL programme, Kazakhstan
Providing income-generating activities to refugees with disabilities
Launched in 2017, the programme provides inclusive livelihoods for people with disabilities in two refugee settlement areas in Uganda. The water supply is connected to accessible water points, and seeds and tools for vegetable growing are provided. By 2020, 3,215 people have benefited.
World Vision, Inclusive Livelihood for Refugees, Uganda
A sign language curriculum especially for parents
The mission of this international project is to generate parent Sign Language curricula that are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Using a CEFR design means that the learning of sign languages has the same significance and structure as the learning of spoken languages.
Carleton University, School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Canada
Consultancy developing and implementing quality standards in Customized Employment
Since 2000, Griffin-Hammis Associates has been a leading expert in individual employment training and technical assistance and a pioneer in the creation of micro-enterprises for people with disabilities. GHA has worked in over 40 states in the United States and has supported projects in Australia, Canada, and Spain.
GHA - Griffin Hammis Associates, Customized Employment in the United States, United States of America
Government-level initiative to promote inclusive employment policies
The State Exchange on Employment & Disability is an initiative to help state and local governments take measures to integrate people with disabilities. Support is provided through intermediary organizations. Between 2015 and 2020 more than 300 integration policies were adopted by 42 US states and two territories.
US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), State Exchange on Employment & Disability (SEED), United States of America
Online library of multilingual signed stories, jointly edited and developed
Deaf World Around You is a web-based library, organized by the Rochester Institute of Technology of the United States. It enables the creation and sharing of stories in sign language. Images, text, and videos featuring sign language storytellers, targeted towards low and middle income countries.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Deaf World Around You (WAY), Indonesia
Wayfindr: Empowering vision impaired people to travel independently
Wayfindr wants to establish an Open Standard that helps manufacturers create consistent and reliable wayfinding products. For people with visual impairments, such a standard will enable them to navigate independently by giving them access to reliable, consistent directions from their smartphones and other devices.
Royal Society for Blind Children, United Kingdom
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