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Creating a more accessible world for deaf children in Ireland
Sound Advice supports Inclusive Education for deaf children while empowering parents to develop their child’s full potential. The measures include public relations, training and counselling, but also reading promotion and mentoring. One success was that newborns in Ireland are entitled to digital hearing aids.
Sound Advice, Ireland
An app reviewing the accessibility of locations by user’s “yes” and “no”
Access Earth discovered that a simple yes or no answer provides much more clarity than an elaborate three-star rating. One of the main focuses of the website and the app is to create an element of ease in the rating process. This allows users to make a quick, yet valuable, rating of a venue with the option to add any comments.
Access Earth, Ireland
Building a national central bank on Universal Design principles
By moving into a new state-of-the-art facility, the Central Bank of Ireland has defined three major areas that will be managed in the future according to Universal Design principles: Strategy development and services, design and construction plus ongoing operations (events, training, facility management).
Central Bank of Ireland, Ireland
Universal Design in Irish Tourism Services as a business case
Ireland's voluntary standard on universal design of tourism services shows that more accessible customer communication requires neither much training nor additional costs. On the contrary, it creates business benefits: Easier online bookings or clearer menus bring fewer complaints and higher sales.
NSAI - National Standards Authority Ireland, Irish Standard I.S. 373:2013 on Universal Design for Customer Engagement in Tourism Services, 2013 National Standards Authority of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Ireland, Ireland
Support programme for young people leaving school
WALK PEER is a five-year model. In the first two years, young people while they are still at school are guided and trained on topics such as employability, entrepreneurship and transition. Transition is the main topic for years three and four. In the final year, the focus is entirely on a good start of their professional life.
WALK - Inclusive Employment Services, WALK Peer programme, Ireland
Online training for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities
Accessing UrAbility, users are first guided through a selection tool to choose the best fitting Assistive Technology. They are then auto-assigned courses based on their technical abilities, language, and location. The courses contain video demonstrations, live Q&A sessions, and access to a closed meet-up group
UrAbility, Assistive Technology to Support Children with Learning Disabilities, Ireland