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A dedicated TV channel for the hearing impaired
Broadcasting of the Listening with Your Eyes channel began in 2017. The channel allows conventional programmes to provide closed captioning and sign language displayed over the original content. The size and position of the captioning and sign on the display can be determined by the viewer using a remote control and receiver.
Organization for Broadcasting and Communications for People with Disabilities, Japan
Access to Justice in Israel for people with complex communication difficulties
Israel was the first country to introduce the right to barrier-free investigations into the law.As part of the pilot project "The Right to be Heard", 14 special investigators were trained in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and 12 speech pathologists were trained to support investigations.
JDC - American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Right to Be Heard, Israel
Free learning tool for visually impaired persons to improve their computer skills
The EYE Tool is a self-learning tool that teaches visually impaired people digital skills to prepare them for computer-based workplaces. Users can choose from over 400 exercises, participate in job role simulations, receive feedback, and test their progress. EYE Tool has over 10,000 users in 15 countries.
Enable India, Educate Yourself Easily (EYE) Tool, India
Quotas, support and subsidies for private employers
By building on validated initiatives the programme has established legislation, policies, and procedures for employers that include quotas, incentives, and subsidies. Launched in 2014 by 2016 of the approximately 648,000 Saudis with disabilities, 62,728 were employed by 31,790 companies and nearly 17,400 received subsidies.
Saudi Arabian Ministry of Labour, Tawafuq Empowerment for Employment for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2014 Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) and the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Low-cost technology for young people with vision impairment
This project offers various free services to the blind, including Inclusive Education, a higher education programme, and vocational and career training. It also develops low-tech teaching devices, such as drawing kits, flash cards, and apps that can be downloaded. In 2014, 262 children and juveniles participated in project activities.
Nhat Hong Center for The Blind and Visually Impaired, Vietnam
Blind programmers developing free software for blind users
In 2015 the Sao Mai Vocational & Assistive Technology Center for the Blind started developing software for blind users. By 2020 three products were released and are available free of charge: SM Braille, the Burmese TTS engine, and the SM Music Reader. The positive response is reflected in the increasing number of monthly downloads.
Sao Mai Center for the Blind, Vocational and Assistive Technology Center for the Blind, Vietnam
A step-by-step toolkit to monitor voter participation
IFES developed a methodology whereby people with disabilities and their organizations are trained as official observers and use checklists to collect data on access to the electoral process. As of 2018, 13 countries had employed the IFES’s methodology, resulting in the formation of a free-to-download Election Access Observation Toolkit.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Election Access Observation Toolkit, Indonesia
Toolkit and training to make health facilities in low-income countries more accessible
The "Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack" was launched by the international NGO Sightsavers to assess the accessibility of health care facilities and to implement structural measures. The toolkit is freely available online, and is currently used in Bangladesh and several countries in Subsaharan Africa.
Sightsavers, Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack, Bangladesh
Providing Meaningful Volunteer Work for Students with Disabilities
"Volunteering for a Change" arranges trainings and provides briefings on how to manage volunteers with disabilities. The partners develop relevant roles for youth with special needs so that volunteers can have meaningful placements. By 2018, Volunteering for a Change had trained some 200 students and 500 professionals.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Volunteering for a Change, Israel
Pioneering deinstitutionalization by involving broad networks of stakeholders
The ‘Project for the Future Liberation and Deinstitutionalization of Muscular Dystrophy Wards’ is a Japanese NGO initiative that supports people with muscular dystrophy to live a life in the community. Since its launch in 2019 ten people have left institutions and are now living in the community.
Project for the Future Liberation and Deinstitutionalization of Muscular Dystrophy Wards, Pioneering a de-institutionalization programme by involving broad networks of stakeholders, Japan