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The EBU job website tells visually impaired people, employers and policy makers across Europe about the huge range of jobs undertaken by visually impaired people. It is part of a range of work carried out by EBU to examine, promote, and facilitate the employment of blind and partially sighted people.
EBU - European Blind Union, An employment resource for the visually impaired, France
IT-platform for planning and booking accessible travel
Globe4all.net is a barrier-free information and booking platform for tourists with special needs in Russia as well as for representatives of the tourism industry who lack the knowledge to adapt to tourists with disabilities. in addition, Globe4all also trains people with disabilities to become tourist guides.
Globe Media, LLC, Globe4all, Russia
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
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
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.
CNSE Foundation, SVIsual, Spain
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
Teaching skills to children with autism using animated video
In 2013, Signes De Sens from France together with the Centre Ressources Autismes Hauts-de-France created ‘Ben the Koala’, a cartoon character that teaches children with autism everyday tasks such as brushing teeth and getting dressed. Dissemination takes place via videos, mobile apps, and printed materials.
Signes de sens, Ben le Koala, France