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Learn, try, and test assistive technology
"Tech Able" lets visitors experience assistive technologies and encourages innovators, manufacturers, and marketers to collaborate. Tech Able also houses a communications lab for persons with disabilities. More than 800 people have benefitted from Tech Able between 2015 and 2018.
SG Enable, "Tech Able“ Showroom, Singapore
Vision device to understand texts and identify objects
OrCam MyEye enables people who are blind or visually impaired to instantly and discreetly read text from any surface as well as to recognize faces and objects. The device consists of a camera and a microphone mounted on the frame of a pair of eyeglasses and a little box-like base unit, that can be clipped to a belt.
OrCam, MyEye, Israel
Universal training and job services for persons with psychosocial disabilities
Shekulo Tov provides job-seeking people with psychosocial disabilities with constant and flexible support. Job applicants are offered a number of options, including vocational rehabilitation, skills development, and training programmes. Participants also receive training to measure their professional progress.
Shekulo Tov Group, vocational rehabilitation training, Israel
Countrywide working group making elections more accessible
Disability Inclusive Elections Sri Lanka’ is a working group of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Sri Lanka, which, in collaboration with the National Election Commission, has designed and implemented strategies and measures for the political and electoral inclusion of persons with disabilities.
International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Disability Inclusive Elections Sri Lanka (DIESL) Technical Working Group, Sri Lanka
Persons with intellectual disabilities becoming self-advocates in politics
Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS) and Israel Elwyn, both from Israel, launched a self- and collective-advocacy and leadership development programme for people with intellectual disabilities in 2011. By 2022 the number of self-advocates increased from 20 to 150, and the Israeli government regularly requests their input.
Beit Issie Shapiro, A self and collective advocacy and leadership development programme for people with Intellectual Disabilities, Israel
Teaching architects and students to use Universal Design principles
The Center for Universal Design focuses on bringing Universal Design and accessibility into architectural education. People with disabilities are involved as core team members in formulating the curricula and creating course content. They are also invited as user experts and for conducting the training programmes.
BNCA - Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College for Architecture For Women, Universal Design Center, Opening Minds to Universal Design, India
Demonstrating supported decision-making to change national guardianship laws
Bizchut supports people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities as well as autism to retain control over important life decisions, with the assistance of trained professionals and volunteers. From 2014 to 2018, approximately 2,300 individuals have received training and 50 have received supported decision-making services.
BIZCHUT - Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities, Israel
Mystery Clients with disabilities evaluating the accessibility and usability of services
Access Israel, a leading NGO, trains training people with different disabilities to act as ‘mystery shoppers’ to covertly assess the level of accessibility and usability of services. Businesses pay for the service to improve their services, and many use it regularly. By 2021 testing teams had completed more than 300 assessments.
Access Israel, Accessibility Testing and Evaluation by Undercover Clients with Disabilities, Israel
Providing bicycles and training to support income-generation activities
Since 2001, AABRAR has run a bicycle-training programme with a monthly intake of 20 participants. A trainer teaches the trainees how to repair and ride bicycles, which are modified by AABRAR's mechanics to accommodate the needs of the trainees' disabilities. By 2020, 7,000 people have been trained.
AABRAR - Afghan Amputee Bicylists for Rehabilitation and Recreation, Bicycle Training Programme, Afghanistan
Widening effective participation of people with disabilities in community-based disaster risk management - that is the mission of this project run by Malteser International and local partners in Vietnam.
A manual on inclusive community-based disaster risk management was created to complement the national project of "Awareness Raising and Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction" (CBDRM). A pilot project was launched in 47 villages in 6 communes of 3 district of Quang Nam province.
Malteser International, Manual on inclusive disaster risk management, Vietnam