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Universal Accessibility Strategy for the whole of Dubai
In 2017 the Government of the Emirate of Dubai has begun to implement the Dubai Universal Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan involving fifteen governmental and semi-governmental local entities. The aim is to create full accessibility to the built environment and public transportation by 2020, based on Universal Design principles.
Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Government of the Emirate of Dubai – Universal Accessibility Strategic Plan 2017–2020, United Arab Emirates
Increasing Voter Accessibility in Paraguay
Ahead of the 2015 municipal elections, USAID and Fundación Saraki reviewed the legal framework regarding accessibility in elections. Their recommendations led to new regulations, such as providing absentee ballots for the first time and making information about voting available in sign language and Braille.
USAID - United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, Paraguay
App facilitating citizen reporting of accessibility barriers
The AccesibilidApp was developed by COCEMFE and Vodafone and enables citizens to report accessibility and mobility barriers in their built environment. COCEMFE will then contact those responsible to remove these barriers. Since 2014 a total of 2,331 cases have been reported by 1,355 users.
COCEMFE - Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities, Accessibility App, Spain
Improving research and training on urban accessibility and Universal Design
The project involves publishing research on Universal Design, improving the curricula and training of planners and surveyors undertaking university study, plus assessing cities on accessibility criteria. As of 2019, two studies and one paper have been published, and four university courses have been modified.
University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Teaching Universal Design, Serbia
Global accessibility and inclusion programme of a multinational pharmaceutical company
The Access Lilly programme was initiated in 2020 by the multinational pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly to establish and implement a disability-friendly corporate culture throughout the company. The initial four work areas like accessibility, ICT and communications were expanded to include human resources and procurement.
Eli Lilly, Access Lilly, United States of America
Accessibility certification programme for eBook publishers
Benetech is a leading provider of a digital library system. As another project, it launched the Global Certified Accessible™ certification, which not only validates the accessibility of individual eBooks but certifies the entire workflow of publishers, and supports everyone involved in the production of digital books.
Benetech, GCA™ publisher certification programme, United States of America
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.
STANDARD OF ACCESSIBILITY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION
Solo’s Standard of Accessibility of Public Transportation, Information and Communication comprises two parts. The first part, concerning public transportation, is based on and enforced at the national level. The second part contains provisions for accessible information and communication, which apply only at the Solo City level.
City of Solo City, Department of Transportation, Information and Communication, Solo City: Access to transport that can be enforced, Indonesia
A museum in an ancient citadel as a role model for accessible sights
The Tower of David Museum, an ancient citadel in Jerusalem, Israel, has developed a model that allows people with different disabilities to visit in an accessible, inclusive, and stress-free way. It now serves as a role model and is leading the Museum Accessibility Forum, reaching all museums in Israel.
Tower of David Museum, Accessibility and Inclusion Programme, Israel
Accessible platform screening events for 12 accessibility features
VEM CA is a free and accessible phone app, developed by the Brazilian NGO Escola de Gente, that informs users where and when accessible events are taking place. The app covers hundreds of events every year and allows users to search by 12 accessible features and in 24 event categories.
Escola de Gente - Communication in inclusion, VEM CA - Accessible Culture App, Brazil