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Easy language as a key to the exhibition experience
Salzburg Museum is translating their introductory and accompanying texts to exhibitions into easy language and thus also seeks to make a statement regarding the instituation’s fully inclusive nature. The service is not only intended for a minority group but is part of the museum experience for the general public.
Salzburg Museum, Austria
Full-service package leading to employment in the open labour market
Between 2004 and 2016, ChancenForum has supported 120 people with disabilities during their integration into the open labour market by providing them with job coaching, mentoring, and contacts with approximately 100 companies. The jobs offer a regular labour contract as well as the same benefits as their non-disabled peers.
autArk Social Services, ChancenForum, Austria
The Mission of Artesens from France: Learning about art while touching tactile reproductions and experiencing moments of emotion and aesthetic pleasure during interactive plays.
Artesens designes inclusive exhibitions. Children and adults with and without disabilities discover their cultural heritage based on a sensitive, artistic and playful approach. Paintings are reproduced and historical objects are experienced in interactive roleplays. Artesens also reproduces art and develops training packages.
Association Artesens, Experiencing art through different senses, France
Former students with disabilities are working at the Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) as counsellors for freshmen and other students. They also give advice to the university on accessible, universally designed environments in order to provide higher education irrespective of disabilities.
Former students of Tallinn University of Technology with disabilities are employed as counsellors at the university. They provide assistance for and support to students, university staff and key decision makers. As a result improvements were made and the number of students with disabilities increased over 300% in three years.
Tallinn University of Technology, Higher education accessible in Tallinn, Estonia
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND ACCESSIBLITY ACT & EQUALITY AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION OMBUD AND TRIBUNAL
Norway’s Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act of 2008 is the country’s first nationwide non-discrimination act. It introduced legal safeguards against discrimination of people with disabilities in all sectors of society. The focus is on buildings, transport and ICT. The law also includes an obligation to use universal design.
Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Universal design in non-discrimination law, Norway
Broad Integration in the labour market
Local and national campaigns like "Sprawni w Pracy", which means "Able at Work", have drawn Polish society’s attention to the situation of people with disabilities and their low level of employment. Friends of Integration also assists people in finding employment by operating five Integration Centres.
Friends of Integration Association, Broad Integration in the labour market, Poland
A voluntary certificate for organizations willing to commit to CSR and disability
CSR-D is the first certificate on disability endorsed by people with disabilities themselves. The certificate is structured in 7 categories with 19 indicators. Employment of people with disabilities is a central element. 2012 to 2016 nine external auditors with disabilities were licensed and 134 companies were certified.
Bequal Foundation, Bequal Certificate on Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR-D), Spain
Inclusive design agency promoting access to arts and culture
By combining digital and multisensory elements, Tactile Studio, a design agency from France, designs accessible experiences for museums and other cultural institutions aimed at people with visual impairments, combining digital and multisensory elements.
Tactile Studio France, Inclusive & multi-sensory pathways, France
This research project provides a comprehensive list of barriers in public transport systems and convenient solutions for vision and hearing impaired passengers. Authorities and public transport companies can use the results to improve their services.
This research project provided an initial comprehensive list of barriers together with convenient solutions that should be considered for a barrier-free public transport system. The database provides approx. 300 best & worst practices (with photographs) as a toolkit to design barrier-free transport systems.
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Database for barrier-free public transport systems, Austria
Advisory board supporting the London Transport Authority in accessibility matters
The Independent Disability Advisory Group advises Transport for London, the main provider of public transport in Londong, in identifying and addressing issues and barriers to accessing public transport. In 2020, the 10 members of the group acted as consultants on 53 projects, like reconstruction of train stations.
Transport for London Authority, Independent Disability Advisory Group, United Kingdom