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Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies
Perspektiva has developed a two-phase model that offers people with disabilities pre-employment support and internships as well as follow-up assistance. In its close cooperation with the Business Advisory Board on Disability (a public institution), the project supports approximately 500 young persons with disabilities per year.
Perspektiva - Regional Society of Disabled People, Russia
Labour integration in rural areas
The Siro Group is one of the largest industrial groups in the food sector in Spain. It has implemented an Integration Policy for people with disabilities in all workplaces that exceeds the legal framework. Specifically, it has 16 factories located in rural areas with 3,724 employees. 13% of the workforce are persons with disabilities.
Cerealto Siro Foods, Labour integration in rural areas, Spain
Municipality-funded work coaches for people with disabilities
The service provides individual work coaching for people with disabilities. It is free of charge and aims to find full or part-time employment for its users. The programme has had between 240 and 273 users per year for the last three years. The number of those who found a job increased to 342 in 2019.
City of Helsinki, Supported Employment Service, Finland
Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard for companies
Hassell Inclusion, a London-based digital accessibility consultancy, developed the Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard in 2020. It enables organizations to assess their digital accessibility performance against nine dimensions based on the principles of the ISO 30071 code.
Hassell Inclusion Ltd., Scorecard for companies to self-assess their current practices in digital accessibility, United Kingdom
Controlling the computer with
Irisbond Primma is a system whereby a simple and intuitive interface allows users to access any Windows computer application accurately through eye movement. With just the use of their eyes, those who are disabled and have slurred speech can access the usual functions, such as surfing the Internet, writing texts, sending an email, etc.
Comprehensive hotel accessibility strategy
The strategy includes training courses for all hotel staff, a dedicated Accessibility Director, and a 135-point checklist of accessibility features. This "Accessibility Standard" was drawn up by following the route taken by guests from the car park and through the hotel, and with input from guests, disability organizations, and hotel staff.
Scandic Hotels, Sweden
Making e-mail communication accessible for persons with intellectual disabilities
Kolumba is an open source software that makes a Gmail account more accessible to persons with intellectual disabilities. Kolumba has three features that can be switched on and off on when needed: A Text and content simplifier (Simplext), a translation tool fort ext and pictrogram (Text2Picto) and a Text-to-speech feature.
Prodis Foundation, Kolumba software, Spain
Service IT-platform available in several European countries
In 2015, Helpific started a web-based IT-platform that connects people who need assistance in independent living to local volunteers and paid support. The IT-platform enables people to post requests as well as offers of support in a variety of categories. In 2018, Helpific had more than 6,200 registered members.
Helpific Estonia, Estonia
A project to enable the safe and independent use of public bus transportation for persons with visual or hearing impairments, designed also to assist persons with all physical, mental or sensory conditions. A new information technology has been developed and mobile applications introduced.
Visual and acoustic information is provided both inside and outside the vehicle. The information panels at the bus stop include audio information that can be activated through a simple button or by activating Bluetooth on the mobile phone. A telephone service provides information about the time of arrival at each stop.
EMT - Municipal Transport Company Madrid, Visual and acoustic information on public buses, Spain
An indoor navigation system for the blind and visually impaired
In 2014, PoiLabs launched an indoor navigation system to make complex indoor spaces accessible for blind users. The system uses beacon devices and voice-guided navigation on a mobile phone. To provide it, PoiLabs partners with Turkcell, the largest telecommunication company in Turkey.
PoiLabs, Visually Impaired Navigation System for Indoor Venues, Turkey