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Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer
Discovering Hands uses the superior tactile perception of blind and visually impaired persons to improve palpatory diagnosis in the early detection of breast cancer. Discovering Hands trains blind and visually impaired women to become "Medizinisch Taktile Tastuntersucherin" (Clinical Breast Examiners).
Discovering Hands Germany, Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer, Germany
The projects include a series of activities led by disabled people to empower other disabled people. Among these were the first ever national survey of disabled people in senior jobs, the first network of disabled people in senior jobs and a guide written by and for disabled people, rooted in stories and evidence of "what works".
Disability Rights UK, People with disabilites career development, United Kingdom
Individual placement and support
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) addresses the problem that the majority of mental health service clients do not receive help with finding paid work. The programme embeds employment specialists in clinical treatment teams so that clinical treatment and employment support are integrated and occur in parallel.
UK Department of Work and Pensions, Office for Disability Issues, Individual placement and support, United Kingdom
Help for Supported Employment services providers
The "European Supported Employment Toolkit" consists of a range of Position Papers and "How To" guides and has been designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for the delivery of Supported Employment Services. It was written by practitioners for practitioners in an inclusive and informed manner.
European Union of Supported Employment, Help for Supported Employment services providers, Belgium
Promoting inclusive business
The Kanchi's Ability Awards, launched in 2004, is a high profile business awards programme, recognising best practice for the inclusion of people with disabilities as employees, customers and members of the community. The Awards targets top 1,000 companies, public organisations and the SME sector.
Kanchi, Promoting inclusive business, Ireland
Towards a global voluntary framework for accessible tourism
The aim of the project is the creation of a global standard for accessible tourism. This includes a systematic inventory of technical criteria, recommendations and requirements within the tourism industry and also includes measures relating to such aspects as travel planning, information and communication.
ONCE Foundation, Spain – UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and ISO – ISO 21902, a global standard for Accessible Tourism for Everyone, Spain
By promoting Europe-wide quality standards for accessible information for persons with intellectual disabilities, this innovative practice helps to create a solid framework for improving the access of persons with intellectual disabilities to information in line with Articles 9 and 21 of the UNCRPD.
The guidelines together with the European "easy-to-read" logo help set common standards and quality criteria for "easy-to-read". The standards help to unify the diverse approaches to producing accessible information for persons with intellectual disabilities. They have also helped to spread the "easy-to-read" concept.
Inclusion Europe, European standards for easy-to-read information, Belgium
The first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities
Mobiloo – a Northern Irish social enterprise active throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom – has created the first mobile bathroom for people with complex physical disabilities at outdoor events. In addition to a clean toilet, Mobiloo bathrooms provide changing tables, hoists, and adequate space for large wheelchairs and/or a personal assistant.
AccessoLoo, Disability Pride Belfast & Vehicles for Change, United Kingdom
The project fosters the inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream primary education in Macedonia and Serbia. It introduces assistive technology, including e-accessible textbooks and educational applications, into mainstream instruction, and strengthens the capabilities of public schools.
The e-Accessible Education Project introduced assistive technology into mainstream primary schools in the country: schools were equipped with assistive computer peripherals (e.g. big-button keyboards, trackballs, etc.) and over 300 teachers were trained in using assistive technology in their work with students with disabilities.
Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation, E-accessible education in Macedonia and Serbia, North Macedonia
Creating a more accessible world for deaf children in Ireland
Sound Advice supports Inclusive Education for deaf children while empowering parents to develop their child’s full potential. The measures include public relations, training and counselling, but also reading promotion and mentoring. One success was that newborns in Ireland are entitled to digital hearing aids.
Sound Advice, Ireland