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Assistive technologies and teacher training in mainstream schools
The "Active Inclusion" project introduces assistive technologies and learning possibilities into primary schools and carries out networking and lobbying activities. Also the programme offers trainings for teachers from participating schools as well as educational software programmes for children with disabilities.
Open The Windows, North Macedonia
Video-interpreting service for sign language and foreign languages
VEASYT Live! was the first online video interpreting service for sign language in Italy. The service was created in 2013 to enable public institutions to communicate with deaf people. Since then, the service was expanded by offering video interpreting into foreign languages, which has attracted the interest also of businesses.
VEASYT - Digital Services for Breaking Down Communication Barriers, Italy
Jobs in kindergartens and elder care for persons with intellectual disabilities
The project organizes supported long-term traineeships for adults with intellectual disabilities in such areas as kindergarten supervision and elder care so these individuals can access the open labour market.The internships last for 14 weeks, during which each trainee must work at least three hours a week.
Konekt vzw, Belgium
Preparing young people for real jobs in bakeries
Gragger, a bakery in Upper Austria and Caritas have organized "Backma's", a project that provides vocational on-the-job training for adolescents with disabilities. Under the supervision of mentors, the apprentices acquire practical skills in the production of pastries in a full-fledged working bakery in the town of Linz.
Caritas Linz, Austria
Three-step transition to professional life for young people with learning disabilities
Stepping Up supports students to develop skills and confidence for a better transition either to higher education or employment. The three stages are a school-based learning course to introduce the concepts of employment, working with a transition coordinator towards paid employment and aftercare-support.
ENABLE Scotland, Stepping Up, United Kingdom
Universal Design in Irish Tourism Services as a business case
Ireland's voluntary standard on universal design of tourism services shows that more accessible customer communication requires neither much training nor additional costs. On the contrary, it creates business benefits: Easier online bookings or clearer menus bring fewer complaints and higher sales.
NSAI - National Standards Authority Ireland, Irish Standard I.S. 373:2013 on Universal Design for Customer Engagement in Tourism Services, 2013 National Standards Authority of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Ireland, Ireland
'The most accessible and inclusive office building in the whole world' - a showcase from Denmark of the fact that it is possible to build a 100% accessible office building at a price that does not exceed the cost of an average building built by public authorities.
The office building takes the accessibility needs of all groups with all kinds of impairments into consideration and represents the inclusion of accessibility as both concept and ideology. The future users were involved in the process; therefore, many elements included in the building are user-driven innovations.
DPOD - Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark, The most accessible office building in the world, Denmark
Vocational support for people with intellectual disabilities in the penal system
APSA’s penitentiary programme offers personalized vocational training and support to beneficiaries within penal institutions and through its sheltered employment centres. APSA supports all persons with intellectual disabilities in Alicante’s penal system, of which there were 65 in 2020.
APSA Association Alicante, APSA Penitentiary Programme, Spain
Creation of a haptic computer technology which enables blind and visually impaired museum visitors to 'touch'
3-D scans of museum artefacts. The objects have been digitised and are presented with multimedia information support.
The "Probos unit" offers the chance to have a tactile experience of museum objects through fingertip discovery. The system features high-quality 3-D scans and offers additional multimedia information and the possibility to zoom in or out. It is possible to feel details on the surface and to differentiate materials from the sound they make.
Manchester Museum, Haptic and tactile museum experience, United Kingdom
Pharmacy specialized in employment and services for deaf people
Since taking on the first deaf apprentice in 2008, the Vienna-based pharmacy has now trained two and employed a third deaf pharmacist. In addition, sign language courses were offered for hearing staff. For customers, the pharmacy offers barrier-free health information, including videos in sign language.
Marien Pharmacy, Training and counselling for deaf people, Austria