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Haptic technology to improve mobile app accessibility
Tencent Holdings is a technology and entertainment company from China that has developed ‘MTGPA Haptics’, a technology that transmits vibro-tactile signals to its users and can be used for notifications or as an orientation aid. By 2022, MTGPA Haptics had been installed in over 240 million smart phones.
TENCENT Technology Co,. Ltd., MTGPA Haptics, China
Child Development Monitoring for Rural Areas
Yayasan Suryakanti Bandung is a non-profit foundation that specializes in supporting infants and children at high risk for disability through early detection and intervention in rural areas of Indonesia. To that end, it established the Suryakanti Foundation Centre. From 2014 to 2016 approximately 18,000 patients were served.
Suryakanti Foundation Center, Child development monitoring for rural areas, Indonesia
Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities
NLPRA’s social enterprises adopt a business approach in operation, with the objective of providing work and training opportunities to people in recovery from mental illness in a real work setting. In 2013 NLPRA operated 21 "330"-enterprises in retail, catering, eco-tourism, direct sales, cleansing and property management.
New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Jobs for persons with psychosocial disabilities, China - Hong Kong
Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
In April 2015 a strong earthquake struck Nepal, injuring and disabling around 3,000 people. "Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Public Building Safe and Accessible for All," initiated by ADRAD, is committed to inclusive reconstruction in the worst affected areas and reforms for more accessible construction.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal
Archive and search engine for Asian sign languages
The Asian SignBank is the first archive for sign language varieties in Asia and has been implemented to facilitate sign language teaching, development, and research. For each participating country signs are collected, filmed, analyzed, documented, and archived. By 2017 the online database contained of over 6,000 signs.
Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, China - Hong Kong
A countrywide policy framework for lifelong inclusive learning
The policy consists of 43 working policies, 17 strategies and 13 guiding principles and is implemented by programme committees at the local and provincial level, as well as by NGOs under the supervision of MEST. The adoption of specific teaching plans and school implementation are flexible and are based on local circumstances.
Nepalese Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, Inclusive Education Policy (2016), Nepal
IT training for people with disabilities
Since 2007, CRS - jointly with three training institutions in Viet Nam - has been offering IT courses to people with disabilities. Businesses and employers have been involved in the curriculum design, in providing internships and in recruitment (which is vital for the training outcomes). Nearly 70 per cent of the participants find employment.
CRS - Catholic Relief Services, Information Technology Training Programme (ITTP), Vietnam
Social Platform Tailored for People with Disabilities
Inclov stands for "inclusive love" and is a matchmaking app for people with and without disabilities to make friends and connections. One of the profile items asks about disabilities, if any, including the level of dependency. Inclov reviews applications and verifies stated contact details. In 2018, Inclov had some 50,000 subscribers.
Inclov, Matchmaking App, India
Mobile phone-based information sharing service about accessible opportunities in rural India
Namma Vaani is a voice-based social network, where information is shared via mobile phones (no smartphone and web-access needed), which allows users to listen and respond to voice messages from the disability community regarding education and employment opportunities, workplace solutions, enhanced life skills, and more.
Enable India, Namma Vaani, India
Connecting wheelchair-accessible maps with GPS tracking
WheeLog! is an interactive wheelchair mobile application based on Google maps that combines accessibility information with GPS-tracked routes used by other wheelchair users. In the first month since release of the application in May 2017, WheelLog! had over 1,000 downloads and more than 1,700 location postings.
PADM - Parents Association of Distal Myopathies, WheeLog!, Japan