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The playful way to create accessibility maps
The free app features a gamification element called "AXS Mapathons," whereby teams compete against each other in real time while rating venues in their community on their accessibility. Google supports AXS Map through their annual volunteer programme, Google Serve. By mid of 2017, ASX Map had 100,000 users in 200 cities.
AXS Map, United States of America
Shoe-shops, barrier-free for all
In 2010 APSA started a partnership with Tempe Grupo Inditex to develop the for&from store, which is uniquely designed to provide universal accessibility for consumers with various disabilities. In addition, the shop provides special services, such as the use of sign language for people with a hearing impairment.
Tempe, for&from stores, Spain
VerbaVoice offers an innovative online interpreting technology as well as full services for deaf and hard of hearing people: enabling students to equally participate in class; accessible events with captions, interpreting and live-stream.
VerbaVoice developed a distant, internet-based interpreting system. For students and trainees with hearing impairments the online service offers access to information and enables full participation in knowledge society. VerbaVoice also offers live text and sign language video to enable accessibility in events, conferences, meetings etc.
VerbaVoice GmbH, Technology and services for hearing impaired, Germany
A broad, low-cost, and comprehensive model to create accessible schools
The aim of HOPE is to ensure and to increase the school enrollment of children with and without disabilities in rural areas. This is mainly done through improving school accessibility and by establishing community-based rehabilitation centres, where children with disabilities are readied for school.
Save the Children International, HOPE, Bangladesh
Two-year inclusive tourism project for tourist sites
The Inclusive Tourism Project improves accessibility and inclusion standards at four popular tourist sites. The project consists of architectural modules, workshops for staff and technical consultations to integrate accessibility on the sites. Actions include building ramps, improving access, and creating brail and audio support.
LPHU - Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, Lebanon
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
Connecting wheelchair-accessible maps with GPS tracking
WheeLog! is an interactive wheelchair mobile application based on Google maps that combines accessibility information with GPS-tracked routes used by other wheelchair users. In the first month since release of the application in May 2017, WheelLog! had over 1,000 downloads and more than 1,700 location postings.
PADM - Parents Association of Distal Myopathies, WheeLog!, Japan
'The most accessible and inclusive office building in the whole world' - a showcase from Denmark of the fact that it is possible to build a 100% accessible office building at a price that does not exceed the cost of an average building built by public authorities.
The office building takes the accessibility needs of all groups with all kinds of impairments into consideration and represents the inclusion of accessibility as both concept and ideology. The future users were involved in the process; therefore, many elements included in the building are user-driven innovations.
DPOD - Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark, The most accessible office building in the world, Denmark
Multi-stakeholder groups developing accessibility solutions in museums
ARCHES is an EU-funded project that brings together partners from the fields of culture, technology, and academia, as well as people with disabilities. The programme develops, tests, and implements solutions to improve access to culture. Innovations include tactile art and an app to aid museum navigation.
KHM - Museum of Art History Vienna, ARCHES, Austria
Disability-inclusive communities in remote areas
The programme focuses on prevention of childhood Disability, Community Based Rehabilitation and strengthening community systems in order to continue the work using resources provided by local government authorities. Between 2015 and 2017 approximately 5,000 persons have benefitted from Inspire2Care.
Karuna Foundation, Inspire2Care, Nepal