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Binding and effective laws for the construction of accessible school buildings
In 2010 the Uganda National Action on Physical Disability developed and launched its Accessibility Standards. In an effort to promote their effective implementation at a local level, the government of Nabbale has developed the By-Law on Accessibility which is the first of its kind among the eight sub-counties forming the Mukono district.
Uganda National Action on Physical Disability, Uganda – Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) – By-Law on Accessibility in the Sub-County of Nabbale, Uganda
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
University teaching principles and practical applications of Universal Design
Argentina’s Universidad Nacional de Tucuman has offered an elective course on accessibility and Universal Design for students in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. The accessible courses are led by people with and without disabilities, using for example audio description, subtitling, image description, and materials in accessible formats.
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Tucuman, Teaching Accessibility in the Academic Environment, Argentina