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Announce your visit and special request to stores and public services
Using iBeacon and other technologies and accessibility features of regular smartphones, people with disabilities can specify their service need, such as a barrier-free entry or support and guidance and recipients can plan and prepare for the visit. From July 2017 to June 2018 1,000 people downloaded the app.
Neatebox, “Welcome by Neatebox” App, United Kingdom
Itinerant teachers deliver Inclusive Education in Togo
Handicap International uses the Itinerant Teacher model, by assigning teachers with disability-specific skills to primary schools in different villages, working alongside regular teachers. By 2015 8 teachers had been trained each of them supporting 15 to 20 children. In total there were 900 beneficiaries from the project.
Humanity & Inclusion France, United Kingdom
Empowering Individuals in their Right to Vote
ENABLE Scotland and the UK Electoral Commission have jointly developed easy-read guides to support people with learning disabilities to vote, plus voting factsheets for family members and support workers. In addition, workshops and events are organised where people with learning disabilities meet their local politicians.
ENABLE Scotland, #ENABLEtheVote, United Kingdom
User-led organization teaching and inspiring others
The SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living is an established use-led organization (ULO) run by persons with disabilities. It peer-supports the development of new ULOs through the sharing of experiences and information, offering a platform for lessons learned, and providing advice and mentoring.
Spectrum - Centre for Independent Living, United Kingdom
Developing work and employment opportunities
The "Socially Minded and Responsible Trading" (SMaRT) business model enables First Step Trust (FST) to develop work and employment opportunities for people with mental health conditions and other disabilities. In 2012 FST had three garages and two restaurants creating independent, sustainable income streams.
First Step Trust, Developing work and employment opportunities, United Kingdom
Livelihoods resource centres
As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were held for the first time as one event. LOCOG’s Accessibility Policy inculcated accessibility into everything done. For the first time people with disabilities were able to participate in every single aspect of the Games, both as spectators, as employees and as volunteers.
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, United Kingdom
Using mainstream lower-cost home automation
The project centres on the use of Environmental Control Systems and how equipment from the mainstream home automation market can be made accessible and affordable to students/service users with disabilities. 23 ECS systems have been installed over the life of the project and a report ("Enabling Technology") has been published.
Scope - Disability Charity, United Kingdom
The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has produced a map of the mainland National Rail network in the UK that provides at-a-glance information about the accessibility of many stations.
"Stations Made Easy" allows passengers to evaluate accessibility before they start their journey. Interactive station maps provide detailed information about accessibility at every station on the rail network in Great Britain. Stations Made Easy also allows passengers to identify routes through stations which best meet their needs.
ATOC - Association of Train Operating Companies, Web-based tool to plan access to railway stations, United Kingdom
Three-step transition to professional life for young people with learning disabilities
Stepping Up supports students to develop skills and confidence for a better transition either to higher education or employment. The three stages are a school-based learning course to introduce the concepts of employment, working with a transition coordinator towards paid employment and aftercare-support.
ENABLE Scotland, Stepping Up, United Kingdom