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People with intellectual disabilities as project coordinators
CHANGE is a non-profit organization led by people with disabilities employing people with intellectual disabilities in open labour market conditions. The projects include a health and care strategic partner programme in cooperation with the National Health Service and a parenting support programme.
CHANGE, United Kingdom
Funding for running for an elected office
The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund, established in 2012, offers individual grants to persons with disabilities who wish to put themselves forward as a candidate or for running their election campaign, but who incur additional costs associated with their disability. As of 2014 the Fund had supported 50 candidates.
UK Government Equalities Office, ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE FUND, United Kingdom
Diverting EU funds towards community-based care
The European Expert Group was established to support the EU in promoting care reforms. It includes a wide range of stakeholders, providing training, guidance, and tools to political representatives and governments to inform them about the need of community-based care and the risks of institutional care for persons with disabilities.
Lumos Foundation, United Kingdom
Audio-enabled ATMs (cash machines) offer independent use of banking services for blind and partially sighted persons. The success of Barclays’ Talking ATMs has led to the development of other accessible services, aspiring to make banking accessible to all.
Talking ATMs not only provide ease-of-use for visually impaired users, but also for people with dyslexia or people who are illiterate. The success of Talking ATMs has led Barclays to develop other accessible services, amongst other things high visibility debit cards and sign language interpretation via webcam.
Barclays Bank, Banking made accessible – talking ATMs, United Kingdom
Building disability-smart business
BDI promotes economic and social inclusion by making it easier for corporations to employ and do business with disabled people. Members jointly fund a "not for profit", expert resource which builds their capacity to deliver the business improvement. In 2012 BDI had some 350 members employing nearly 20% of the UK workforce.
BDF - Business Disability Forum, Building disability-smart business, United Kingdom
Global accessibility and digital inclusion strategy for a multinational IT company
With its Global Accessibility and Digital Inclusion Strategy, the global IT service provider Atos introduced a policy for accessibility and digital inclusion back in 2010, covering more than 70 country offices. Its measures focus not only on internal areas but also on the entire supply chain.
Atos, Global Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance, United Kingdom
Service package for companies, substantially reducing cost of workplace adaption
MiCase is a service that recommends and implements cost-effective workplace adjustments, such as training, ergonomic provisions, or assistive technology solutions, all of which can be provided by Microlink. In 2020, Microlink had 36 private and public clients for MiCase in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Microlink PC Ltd, MiCase Workplace Adjustments Case Management, United Kingdom
Accessible London funds work that improves access to buildings of the civil society and increases disabled people's participation in arts and sporting opportunities.
The Accessible London program allows voluntary and community organisations to get free advice and funding for improving accessibility to their buildings and services. This program provides funding for access consultancy, specialist disability staff, disability training, physical and sensory building improvements.
City Bridge Trust, Providing access to buildings of civil society, United Kingdom
Video sign language interpretation for bank customers
The SignVideo app enables Barclays Bank staff to connect to a interpreter giving them and customers who are deaf or hard of hearing the possibility to speak with each other without actually having an interpreter physically present. In the year 2016, the service was available in all Barclays Bank branches in the UK.
Barclays Bank, United Kingdom
ITU standard on indoor audio navigation system for the blind
Wayfindr is the world’s first internationally-recognised standard for accessible audio navigation. It was approved in March 2017 by the ITU and gives governments, companies, and NGOs around the world an accepted benchmark along with a host of resources to implement the technology in their own organizations.
ITU - International Telecommunication Union, Regional Presence Europe, Global – International Telecommunication Union – International standard for indoor audio navigation, United Kingdom