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Alternative communication platform for people with learning difficulties
The Livox app enables users with speaking or learning difficulties to communicate using virtual cards with pictures or illustrated short phrases. The app can be operated noth by blinking and by speech. The app is self-learning and also features a content creator to add communication cards with videos, pictures and music.
Livox, Livox, Brazil
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
E-Health improving the quality of services for children with disabilities in the rural area
Sambhav is a web/app solution introduced by Jan Vikas Samiti, an NGO based in Northern India. It supports community-based rehabilitation services for children with developmental disabilities in rural communities, in partnership with local organizations, local health workers who are trained and supported remotely by specialists.
JAN VIKAS SAMITI, Project Sambhav, India
Tactile paths giving voice commands via a smart stick and a mobile phone app
The LVE system is made up of tactile paving integrated with radio frequency tags. The user holds a Bluetooth-equipped smart stick, which receives instructions from the radio tags when it touches the path. These instructions are then sent via Bluetooth to an app, which reads out voice instructions, based on a downloadable map.
JKJ S.r.l. - Plastic Solutions, LVE smart stick system, Italy
International airport that provides a diverse accessible airport experience.
IGA Cares is an Istanbul Airport programme that includes a broad variety of measures and services to make the airport accessible for all. Services include a navigation app, info kiosks in sign language, and a map that gives people who are particularly sensitive to noise access to quiet spaces.
Istanbul Airport, IGA Cares, Turkey
Outdoor and indoor orientation for people who are blind
The app uses audible messages to provide users with information about their location, pointing out street junctions and reporting on places of interest, such as businesses, institutions, etc. If required, it can also guide the user to a specific point. By mid-2017 Lazarillo had already more than 7,000 users in 14 countries.
Lazarillo Tec SpA, Chile
A tool to teach blind children how to read and write by using Braille
Braitico teaches children the use of Braille in a fun and simple way. Therefore it uses an accessible app along with a combination of learning tools, such as stories and games. The programme uses a step-by-step approach right from infancy up to 12 years. Between 2017 and 2019, 106 children have used Braitico.
ONCE Foundation, Braitico (Braille learning tool), Spain
Rating the accessibility of buildings using a well-known seal system
BPASS carries out accessibility assessments of objects and public spaces based on a 300-question checklist for 11 different beneficiary groups. The actual state of the building or public space is visualised with a colour scheme and a rating. In addition to German, BPASS is also available other languages.
EUKOBA - European Competence Centre for Accessibility, BPASS, Germany
Making the cinema accessible for all throughout Colombia
By reducing regulatory hurdles and providing financial incentives, the initiative wants to encourage cinema owners to make their facilities more accessible. The Ministry also developed an app offering audio descriptions, sign language, and subtitles corresponding to the audio-visual content of "Cine para todos".
Colombian Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Colombia – Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Colombia – Cinema for Everyone, Colombia
Accessible phone calls for the Deaf for private and professional needs
Pedius is a communication system that enables hearing impaired people to make telephone calls independently and at any time. Pedius Work Inclusion offers special features, such as subtitled conference calls. Founded in 2013, Pedius now has over 35,000 users in 13 countries and supports seven languages.
Pedius, Pedius Work Inclusion, Italy