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Literacy app to stimulate reading development for children with Down Syndrome
La Mesita was developed at the Catholic University of Chile. It is a free app that supports the reading development of children, especially those with Down Syndrome. Users can select a specific environment, such as a fair or an amusement park. La Mesita adapts to the user´s characteristics, and allows for an endless number of activities.
Catholic University of Chile, Centre for the Development of Inclusive Technologies, La Mesita, Chile
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
Model for accessible parks and nature spaces going international
The Senderismo sin Limites programme was initiated by Fundacion Eres, an NGO from Chile, to ensure that hiking and natural areas can be used by people with disabilities. The programme includes training for tourism professionals, self-assessment tools, improvement plans, and single-wheeled transport vehicles.
Fundación Eres, Senderismo sin Limites (Hiking Without Limits), Chile
Outdoor and indoor orientation for people who are blind
The app uses audible messages to provide users with information about their location, pointing out street junctions and reporting on places of interest, such as businesses, institutions, etc. If required, it can also guide the user to a specific point. By mid-2017 Lazarillo had already more than 7,000 users in 14 countries.
Lazarillo Tec SpA, Chile