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Teaching architects and students to use Universal Design principles
The Center for Universal Design focuses on bringing Universal Design and accessibility into architectural education. People with disabilities are involved as core team members in formulating the curricula and creating course content. They are also invited as user experts and for conducting the training programmes.
BNCA - Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College for Architecture For Women, Universal Design Center, Opening Minds to Universal Design, India
ECDD provides technical information on accessibility standards to government, non-governmental organisations, universities and the private sector. 12 cities in the country have been assessed so far, based on the 'Guide to Accessible Ethiopia'.
ECDD together with Light for the World Austria provides information on accessibility. In 12 cities in Ethiopia people with disabilities were trained to undertake audits and survey the accessibility of hotels, restaurants, schools and other public facilities. A "Guide to Accessible Ethiopia" has been produced and distributed.
ECDD - Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development, Guidebook on an accessible ethiopia, Ethiopia
Effectively creating accessible buildings in rural, less developed areas
In 2011 the Uva Provincial Council developed a policy to achieve universal inclusion in this district by 2018. The policy is addressing the gaps in accessibility to the built environment as well as targeting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and older persons in a holistic manner and in a way that is feasible within a rural setting.
Uva Provincial Council, Sri Lanka – Uva Provincial Council, Moneragala – Age Friendly & Disabled Friendly City, Sri Lanka
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
Accessibility app for live shows
GalaPro provides synchronized accessibility and translation services for any live show or movie. Users can choose from subtitles, closed captioning, dubbing, audio description, and amplification as well as access information and buy tickets online. GalaPro can be used throughout the world on any mobile device.
Gala Prompter, GalaPro App, Israel
Trip Advisor-style accessibility mapping of venues, transport and festivals
Mobility Mojo lists the accessibility of points of interest, events, and transportation for persons with mobility, visual, and hearing impairments in Ireland. Site and app include a mixture of self-uploaded information from establishments and from user reviews. By 2017 over 600 business and over 1000 services were listed.
Mobility Mojo LLC, Ireland
Interactive website designed to help persons with disabilities and the elderly identify mobile devices that fit their needs and preferences, and enhance their access to ICT and participation in society.
Amóvil aims to help persons with special needs identify mobile devices that are compatible with available assistive technologies and that suit their preferences and needs. It is an interactive website that also offers information on mobile applications that comply with Universal Accessibility and Design for All requirements.
ONCE Foundation, Finding compatible and accessible mobile devices, Spain
The Accessibility Strategy of Grenoble
In 2015 Grenoble developed a nine-year plan to make the city fully accessible – including all areas of public institutions, schools, sports and leisure facilities as well as the entire public transport system. The Accessibility Agenda is based on Universal Design principles and aims to cover all 49 communities by 2024.
Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Community, France – Municipality of Grenoble – L’Agenda d’accessibilité programmée, France
An accessibility testing platform, powered by people with disabilities
The online platform helps companies test whether their digital services are accessible to people with disabilities. It offers community testing and community-centred feedback. Since its launch in 2018, Fable has provided employment for 100 people with disabilities. Customers include Walmart, Shopify, and Slack.
Fable Tech Labs, Fable, Canada
Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
In April 2015 a strong earthquake struck Nepal, injuring and disabling around 3,000 people. "Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Public Building Safe and Accessible for All," initiated by ADRAD, is committed to inclusive reconstruction in the worst affected areas and reforms for more accessible construction.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal