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Court verdicts and summonses in easy language
The Family Court in Oviedo was among the first in Europe to draft copies of verdicts and summonses in easy language for persons with intellectual disabilities. Following a successful pilot, an agreement has been reached to extend the system to all 27 courts in the province. As of late 2017, about 30 documents had been converted.
Plena Inclusión Asturias, Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Asturias and the Government of the Principality of Asturias, Spain
A new set of provisions for the further implementation of inclusive education
Decree No. 66 addresses the issue of inclusion in schools. It was introduced in 2017 and adapted in 2019. It will increase its focus on the evaluation of school inclusiveness, the training of staff, equipment, the promotion of inclusion groups and the improvement of the accessibility of school buildings.
Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Law 107/2015 – Good School Reform Act; Legislative decree 66/2017, Italy
In Italy, students with disabilities are not segregated
The Italian Framework Law for the Assistance, Social Inclusion, and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a binding policy prescribing that children with disabilities have to be included in mainstream schools at all levels. As a result fewer than 1% of all children with special needs are educated in segregated settings.
Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Framework Law for the Assistance, Social Inclusion and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities no. 104 of 5th February 1992 by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Italy, Italy
National news agency publishing news in easy-language
APA is a national news agency and Austrias leading information provider. In cooperation with Capito – a service provider specialised in translating complicated subjects into easy language – the APA has launched a news service in easy language called "Top Easy". By 2017 around 40,000 persons per month used the service.
APA - Austrian Press Agency, Austria
A 24-hour sign language interpretation service via video call
SVIsual is a free 24-hour video interpreting service that allows deaf people to communicate with hearing people, launched by Fundación CNSE and the National Association of the Deaf. Users communicate through the service via sign language, and lip reading and text chat are also available.
Fundación CNSE, SVIsual, Spain
Wheelchair control via smart glasses
munevo DRIVE is a hands-free wheelchair control system that makes it possible to control a wheelchair with head movements using smart glasses. The glasses can be connected to any wheelchair via a small adapter. It was launched in Germany by the technology company MUNEVO.
Munevo, munevo DRIVE, Germany
All you need to know to open the door to the labour market
The project targets students with learning or other disabilities who are in their final year of special vocational schools. The main product of the project is the website "www.oikeitatoita.fi" ("decent work"), a database that provides advice on writing a CV and job application, on group coaching methods, etc.
Aspa Foundation, Finland
An all-stakeholder approach towards Inclusive Education
Chance B has initiated a joint initiative for a pilot project on an inclusive educational system in the region of Eastern Styria, Austria. In an all-encompassing approach a network of 270 actors was established. For this project a comprehensive scientific study has been conducted involving case studies and expert interviews.
Chance B Holding GmbH, Austria
Noise-free school model inclusive of students with hearing impairments
Classrooms at Tres Olivos School are built with sound-absorbing materials and equipped with sound-level meters. The school has 98 teachers (including seven speech therapists and two deaf teachers) and 1,100 students who are educated from early childhood to high school and also in two vocational trainings.
Dales la Palabra Foundation, Tres Olivos School, Spain
Persons with disabilities employing their assistants
In this employer model councillors who are themselves persons with disabilities accompany and support their peers. All decisions are made by the persons with disabilities. To this end, VbA offers a payroll accounting service, an internet-based platform for assistance, and a travelling service for wheelchair users.
Independent Living e.V. Munich, Germany