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AppHear is a mobile hearing aid to make information and communication accessible in supermarkets. It can easily be fitted as an accessory to shopping carts.
AppHear is a tool that helps provide a clear understanding of acoustical information in shopping centres. The customer does not need to stand close to an information booth or carry a receiver since AppHear is attached directly to the shopping cart. The shopping centre does not need to install any additional technology or provide additional equipment.
Bloom Hörakustik, Mobile hearing aid attachable to shopping carts, Austria
The ways4all project facilitates the use of public transport for persons with special needs, especially blind people. The result is an accessible application for mobile devices that combines indoor and outdoor navigation, traffic information, communication with public transport services, and intuitive operation.
ways4all is a mobile user interface combining outdoor navigation via GPS with indoor navigation via passive RFID tags and a tool for direct communication with a public transport system which enables a person with a visual impairment to register his or her point of departure to inform the driver accordingly.
Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Accessible travel on public transport in austria, Austria
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions that enable companies and organisations to create accessible work environments. Sustainable solutions are jointly developed on the conceptual basis of 'accessibility' and 'design for all'.
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions for companies and organisations to improve accessibility. As a business consultancy and technical architecture company, easy entrance offers services for the entire process from conception through planning to implementation.
Easy Entrance GmbH, Consultancy for accessible working environments, Austria
Bank employees provide sign language services to customers
Since 2015, UniCredit Bank Austria has been offering Austria-wide consultations for customers in the form of sign language via video calls allowing a variety of transactions. Three sales managers are available for consultation in sign language as part of the "online branch" from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment
Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Smart Banking in Sign Language, Austria
A computer mouse steered with the mouth
With the IntegraMouse a computer can be operated with the use of one’s mouth, whereby minimal movements of the lips are enough to move a cursor. The IntegraMouse was developed for people with paraplegia, myasthenia, motoric nerve diseases, and amputations and is seen as a full-value replacement for a conventional computer mouse.
Creating smart accessible media using RoboBraille
RoboBraille is a free, award-winning service, capable of automatically converting documents into alternate formats. The goal of the project is to explore new smarter and easier methods to prepare and produce educational material in alternate formats using RoboBraille and other relevant free ICT tools.
Hilfsgemeinschaft - Austrian Association supporting the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austria
Promoting Inclusive Sports in Schools
Working in close cooperation with the Special Olympics Austria, Inklusion Sport empowers youth and educators to promote social inclusion. Begun in 2004, they offer unified sport events, education and training in the Austrian state of Styria. Each year five physical education (PE) teachers receive training to become official advisers on inclusive sport.
Basic Initiative for Sports and Inclusion, Austria
Sheltered workshops piloting ‘cooperations’ and the transition to the open labour market
With "Flachgau inklusiv" people with intellectual disabilities can choose to remain working within a sheltered workshops or take up assignments with cooperating companies or public institutions. If so, Lebenshilfe Salzburg helps with integration, after which a local mentor takes over. In 2017 the project had 20 companies as partners.
Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Flachgau inklusiv, Austria
An inclusive post-secondary programme for students with intellectual disabilities
This eight-semester programme allows students with intellectual disabilities to create and study a personalized curriculum. Students of teacher training assist them and take on the role of tutors. The programme supports the preparation of students for the labour market, while the teacher trainees receive credits towards their studies.
Pedagogical College Salzburg, BLuE University Programme, Austria
Integrated employment model
SPAGAT is a model for the integration of persons with severe disabilities into the employment world. SPAGAT provides support for, accompanies and finds work for such persons in the primary labour market. Companies pay for the actual work; the difference in productivity is subsidised by the provincial government, as are the mentors’ costs.
ifS - Institute for Social Services Vorarlberg, Integrated employment model, Austria