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              • Livelihoods resource centres

                As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
                Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom

              • 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

              • Competition among students for innovative devices and software

                UNIKATE is a competition among a wide variety of students to solve every-day problems of persons with disabilities and the elderly. UNIKATE’s mission is to use their creative potential to invent tools and devices that support the specific needs, with the goal of constructing prototypes of the most promising ideas.
                Austrian Council for the Disabled, Unikate Ideenwettbewerb, Austria

              • Employing people on the autism spectrum and hiring them out as consultants

                Passwerk recruits people from the autism spectrum as consultants, places them in a suitable job, and offers them long-term job coaching. Passwerk consultants are specialized in IT services. In 2020 the company employed more than 120 consultants, and it has worked with more than 200 clients since 2008.
                Passwerk, Passwerk, Belgium

              • Students sit outside in the shadow, reading their pads and listening to their teachers.

                Museum accessibility for visitors with intellectual disability

                The project aims to increase knowledge of those working in museums about accessibilities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Training and support are provided in order to adapt or create accessible installations. Since the initial phase ended, AKIM has continued to train staff in other leisure organizations.
                AKIM Israel - The National Organization for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families, Making museums and sites of leisure cognitively accessible, Israel

              • A man wearing a mask on the far left of the picture is talking to a sign language interpreter on his mobile phone app while a security guard is standing in the backgound before a white and blue chessboard patterned wall.

                A city offering a free 24-hour video-sign language translation service for all public services

                Central de Intermediação em Libras (CIL) is a free service for the hearing impaired, offered by the city administration of São Paulo. Via an app, users can communicate with municipal civil servants and emergency services personnel in Brazilian sign language for free and also without affecting their data download limit.
                São Paulo Municipal Secretariat for People with Disabilities, Central de Intermediação em Libras (CIL) App, Brazil

              • Large-scale rehabilitation project provided by an insurance company

                Started in 2009, the MAIS model aims to minimize the difficulties faced by people who have incurred a disability as the result of a labour accident. To this end, it brings together all relevant stakeholders from the individual’s environment, including employers, family, community as well as social and medical institutions.
                Mutual de Seguridad C.Ch.C, Modelo de Atención Integral en Salud (MAIS), Chile

              • Video-interpreting service for sign language and foreign languages

                VEASYT Live! was the first online video interpreting service for sign language in Italy. The service was created in 2013 to enable public institutions to communicate with deaf people. Since then, the service was expanded by offering video interpreting into foreign languages, which has attracted the interest also of businesses.
                VEASYT - Digital Services for Breaking Down Communication Barriers, Italy

              • 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

              • A montage of 6 images on white background showing the accessibility implementations of the Port Arthur Historic Site.

                Website collecting comprehensive facts about accessible travelling in a whole region

                Travel for All, a social business from Australia, launched the Travel For All Guide - a comprehensive travel guide for travellers with disabilities. The website provides vetted information that is co-created by its users, and offers a toolkit on accessibility issues for tourism suppliers.
                Travel For All, Travel For All, Australia