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Early-learning technology for children who are blind or visually impaired
Ballyland is a range of gamified educational software programmes and apps. These support children who are blind or visually impaired to acquire foundational technology skills that enable them to use computers and mobile devices and to practice orientation, spatial awareness, memory, and listening comprehension.
Sonokids Australia, Ballyland educational apps, Australia
Individual Supported Living in Australia
Beginning in 2008, the first two stages of this project have developed a descriptive framework of ISL and then operationalized that framework into a set of guidelines. The third stage of the project will explore how high quality ISL arrangements contribute to social and economic participation and relationships.
Curtin University, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Australia
One-stop-shop for employment services
The JobAccess Programme addresses the lack of easily accessible and comprehensive information regarding government assistance for employers and employees with disabilities. Technical advice and financial subsidies are intended to facilitate the removal of barriers in the workplace. People with disabilities receive support to find and keep a job.
Australian Department of Social Services, One-stop-shop for employment services, Australia
Website collecting comprehensive facts about accessible travelling in a whole region
Travel for All, a social business from Australia, launched the Travel For All Guide - a comprehensive travel guide for travellers with disabilities. The website provides vetted information that is co-created by its users, and offers a toolkit on accessibility issues for tourism suppliers.
Travel For All, Travel For All, Australia
NVDA is a free, fully functional, portable screen reader for Microsoft Windows that allows blind and vision-impaired persons across the world access to computers at no greater cost than their sighted peers.
Thanks to NVDA, blind and vision-impaired people can participate in education, the workforce and aspects of daily living that were previously impossible or difficult to access such as reading, shopping, banking and social networking. In 2013 NVDA was the only fully functional, multi-lingual, free download available to everyone.
NV Access Limited, Portable screen-reader, free of charge, Australia