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              • Men and women on wheelchairs playing basketball.

                A community centre built on Universal Design principles

                The Mary Free Bed YMCA is a 36 acre community centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The facility is the first building in the world to be certified by the Global Universal Design Commission. Currently, the center has over 200 adaptive sports athletes that access the YMCA for practice, tournaments, and fitness.
                Progressive AE - Progressive Architectural Design and Engineering, United States of America

              • Enabling people with disabilities to vote from home and without assistance

                In partnership with Amazon and Microsoft, Democracy Live developed OmniBallot, an accessible online voting system available via computer, tablet, or smartphone, thus enabling people with disabilities to vote independent of support. Since its launch in 2015, over one million voters have used the system.
                Democracylive, OmniBallot, United States of America

              • GRETA user opens app in cinema before film begins. A person ready to go to the cinema.

                Mobile App Providing Captioning and Audio Description in Cinemas

                Film distributors provide Greta & Starks with an audio description and subtitles for films that are showing in cinemas and the company uploads these to the free GRETA app, which people can then use in cinemas without needing special equipment. Over 30,000 people used the app between 2014 and 2018, and 80 to 100 films are added each year.
                Greta & Starks Apps, GRETA App, Germany

              • 60_2011 UBT with Ballot

                An affordable tool to make ballot papers accessible to the blind

                The UBT is a voting aid made of plastic into which a ballot paper is inserted. The right front of the template has a flap that has cut-out windows numbered in braille and in large, raised white print. Each window aligns to a particular candidate or party. The UBT has been continuously used in by-elections since June 2011.
                Electoral Commission of South Africa, South Africa

              • braille candidate lists

                Providing accessible candidate lists and other election materials for visually impaired persons

                During the Finnish parliamentary elections in 2011 the Ministry of Justice, in cooperation with FFVI, for the first time financed the production of accessible candidate lists for visually impaired persons, including audio and Braille. Since then these visual aids have been available in every election on all levels in Finland.
                Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired, Finland

              • Online accessibility self-check tool for companies

                Barrier-Check educates and trains companies about barrier-free requirements. The site allows users to get a traceable and clear analysis of their own situation regarding accessibility by using selectable modules. Since its launch in 2015, more than 11,000 users have accessed the website more than 90,000 times.
                OEZIV - Austrian Civil Invalid Association, Barrier Check, Austria

              • Making schools accessible for children with physical disabilities in Afghanistan

                The project addresses the need for accessible school buildings for children with disabilities by developing inclusive educational environments with accessible ramps, handrails, washing rooms, and drinking water installations. As a result, from 2013 to 2016 more than 3,000 children with disabilities were able to access education.
                AOAD - Accessibility Organization for Afghan Disabled, Afghanistan

              • Matanel with his supported decision-making supporter, Michael

                Demonstrating supported decision-making to change national guardianship laws

                Bizchut supports people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities as well as autism to retain control over important life decisions, with the assistance of trained professionals and volunteers. From 2014 to 2018, approximately 2,300 individuals have received training and 50 have received supported decision-making services.
                BIZCHUT - Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, Israel

              • Life Skills trainer demonstrating for a group of volunteers and Ms Sara Minkara how to use the white cane.

                Empowerment of youth with disabilities involving their families and communities

                ETI primarily focuses on young people with visual impairments, offering life-skills training in group and one-to-one settings, parent workshops, and other community activities to promote social inclusion. ETI also works with relief agencies to ensure that young refugees with disabilities can also access its programmes.
                ETI - Empowerment Through Integration, Lebanon

              • This image shows a bright conference room filled with persons with and without disabilites. In the foreground there are two women, one in an electric wheelchair and one blind, talking to a female state official.

                Accessible Canada Act: first federal accessibility legislation in Canada

                ACA, the Accessible Canada Act, was passed in 2019 and aims to make Canada accessible by 2040. The ACA applies to all government departments, federally regulated agencies, and parts of the private sector, such as banking, telecommunications, and transportation.
                Canadian Department of Employment and Social Development, Accessible Canada Act (ACA), Canada