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A tablet that creates Braille, graphics, maps, and more
BLITAB – the iPad for the blind as it is called also – is the first-ever Braille tablet, using a new liquid-based technology to create tactile relief that produces Braille, graphics, maps, etc., for the blind and partially sighted. From the very start, blind and visually impaired users were involved in the product development.
BLITAB Technology Gmbh, Austria
Persons with learning difficulties working as IT trainers
Through this project people with learning difficulties use their IT knowledge to train senior citizens living in their neighbourhood. The concept has been developed by people with learning difficulties themselves. In addition to having employment, it provides them with the possibility to earn respect and recognition.
PIKSL - Living in the community gGmbH, Germany
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
Network of users with visual disabilities creating and
growing its digital library
Tiflolibros is a digital library for visually impaired people in the Spanish-speaking world, launched by the NGO Asociación Tiflonexos in Argentina. Since its launch in 2001 until 2021, more than 65,000 accessible books have been made available free of charge.
Tiflonexos Association, Biblioteca Tiflolibros, Argentina
Young people trained as Disability Inclusion Facilitators to motivate employers
The Make 12.4% Work initiative is led by young people with disabilities who are trained and certified as Disability Inclusion Facilitators. They train member organizations to become more inclusive. From 2018 to 2020, 124 organizations have become members and 5,700 people have benefited.
Light for the World Austria, Make 12.4% Work-Initiative, Uganda
Supporting teachers with comprehensive reports on pupil ́s needs
Using an elaborate database, a report is created describing what helps THIS pupil with THIS teacher in THIS class at THIS moment. The complex diagnose is then narrowed down to what the pupil ́s particular strengths are and what extra measures the child might require. These measures can be evaluated and shared with others.
VCLB Gent - Flamish Center for Student Councelling, Belgium
A cross-sector partnership promoting accessible technology in employment
PEAT fosters cooperation among key technology leaders, stakeholders, and government agencies to make new technologies accessible. From 2013 to 2020 the website has had more than a half-million visits, and more than 200 companies use PEAT’s TechCheck benchmarking assessment.
US Department of Labor, ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy, Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT), United States of America
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
Municipality-funded work coaches for people with disabilities
The service provides individual work coaching for people with disabilities. It is free of charge and aims to find full or part-time employment for its users. The programme has had between 240 and 273 users per year for the last three years. The number of those who found a job increased to 342 in 2019.
City of Helsinki, Supported Employment Service, Finland
Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard for companies
Hassell Inclusion, a London-based digital accessibility consultancy, developed the Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard in 2020. It enables organizations to assess their digital accessibility performance against nine dimensions based on the principles of the ISO 30071 code.
Hassell Inclusion Ltd., Scorecard for companies to self-assess their current practices in digital accessibility, United Kingdom