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Wheelmap.org is an online map which indicates whether or not a location is wheelchair accessible. It works like Wikipedia – many people help to collect and update information about the accessibility of places in the city.
Wheelmap.org is available online and as an app. The information provided empowers persons with mobility impairments to plan their day more efficiently, increase their mobility and participate more easily in society. The data collected is also a tool to raise awareness and help build a more inclusive environment.
Social Heroes e.V., Interactive city map for wheelchair accessibility, Germany
Therapy IT-Platform Improves Motor Function in Young People with Cerebral Palsy
Mirrorable is a home-based therapy programme based on Action Observation Treatment, which states that by observing and imitating the actions of others we trigger specific neurons in our own brain. Young stroke survivors are paired via a video platform and undertake tasks together to improve motor skills.
Fight the Stroke, Mirrorable, Italy
A Disability Card to Support Equal Access
The European Union launched an "EU Disability Card" pilot in 2016, which is a universally recognized way for people with disabilities to communicate their needs and access support. Finland is participating in the pilot. Between June and October 2018, over 4,000 people with disabilities have requested the card in Finland.
KVPS - Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability, EU Disability Card Implementation, Finland
Announce your visit and special request to stores and public services
Using iBeacon and other technologies and accessibility features of regular smartphones, people with disabilities can specify their service need, such as a barrier-free entry or support and guidance and recipients can plan and prepare for the visit. From July 2017 to June 2018 1,000 people downloaded the app.
Neatebox, “Welcome by Neatebox” App, United Kingdom
Free browser-extension to adapt websites with a variety of accessibility features
FACIL’iti, a start-up company from France, launched its website adaptation tool for companies in 2018. The tool, which is free for end users, is easy to install and for a variety of customizations such as larger characters as well as enlarged click zones or reading aids. In 2021 the service had more than 800,000 users globally.
FACIL'iti, FACIL’ITI WEBSITE ADAPTION TOOLS, France
A tool to teach blind children how to read and write by using Braille
Braitico teaches children the use of Braille in a fun and simple way. Therefore it uses an accessible app along with a combination of learning tools, such as stories and games. The programme uses a step-by-step approach right from infancy up to 12 years. Between 2017 and 2019, 106 children have used Braitico.
ONCE Foundation, Braitico (Braille learning tool), Spain
Easy-to-read newspaper articles, written by persons with learning difficulties
Participants with learning difficulties are trained to understand the journalistic approach to conveying information. The goals are to prepare participants for regular jobs, especially as experts for easy-to-read texts, and eventually to provide easy-to-read news on a daily basis for the online-platform of the KURIER, an Austrian daily paper.
Jugend am Werk Vienna, Austria
Simulating a supermarket as a learning environment
"At the Supermarket" is a simulated supermarket managed by disabled young people where they learn accounting, to speak foreign languages, and to draft a code of conduct. The project also includes guided visits to actual supermarkets and an internship. The learning environment is changed every year.
ITSE C. Colombo - Technical and Economic Institute of Porto Viro, Italy
Bridging the gap to the ICT industry
IBM has developed a self-assessment questionnaire that EnAble India can use to assist companies to gage their readiness to hire people with disabilities, as well as a guide for following-up with interviews so as to identify gaps and opportunities to increase the employment of people with disabilities.
IBM Belgium, Belgium
Itinerant teachers deliver Inclusive Education in Togo
Handicap International uses the Itinerant Teacher model, by assigning teachers with disability-specific skills to primary schools in different villages, working alongside regular teachers. By 2015 8 teachers had been trained each of them supporting 15 to 20 children. In total there were 900 beneficiaries from the project.
Humanity & Inclusion France, United Kingdom