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Regional railway company becoming accessible and a role model for the whole country
LKA, the railroad company of the Łódź region in Poland, launched a comprehensive accessibility programme, including online sign language interpreters and induction loops on trains. Other rail companies are following suit, and representatives of the LKA are involved in developing national guidelines.
Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna, Railway accessibility in Łódź, Poland
Facility supporting the social integration of people with psychosocial disabilities
‘Espai Obert’ (Open Space) by Support-Girona, Spain, is a community-based service for people with psychosocial disabilities to address their basic needs. The service provides a place for personal hygiene and meals, and does not have strict access rules or require a treatment commitment.
Support Girona, Open Space (Espai Obert), Spain
App to support persons with speech and language difficulties to communicate
Milla Says from Norway launched a web-based sign language service in 2018 that combines a user-created vocabulary with a standard library of Norwegian signs, and in which custom gestures can be shared within the network. In 2022 there were 200 end users, 1,400 network members, and 56,000 created signs.
Milla Says, Milla Says, Norway
Personal Ombudsmen Enhance Self-Determination
Personal ombudsmen (POs) assist individuals with psychosocial disabilities in taking control of their own situation. In 2017 the organization employed a self-determination coordinator (referred to as a BISAM) charged with working alongside POs in group homes; and in that year the POs served more than 600 people.
PO Skåne - Personal ombudsman in Skåne, Sweden
Accessible equipment for children´s playgrounds
MagikMe is a social enterprise founded by five parents of children with disabilities. Together with a group of experts, they created a range of playground equipment that allows children with disabilities to get out of their pushchairs and wheelchairs and join in the play. By 2017 the equipment had been installed in more than 40 playgrounds.
MagikMe Inclusive Play, Hungary
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions that enable companies and organisations to create accessible work environments. Sustainable solutions are jointly developed on the conceptual basis of 'accessibility' and 'design for all'.
easy entrance develops workable, realistic and cost-efficient solutions for companies and organisations to improve accessibility. As a business consultancy and technical architecture company, easy entrance offers services for the entire process from conception through planning to implementation.
Easy Entrance GmbH, Consultancy for accessible working environments, Austria
Itinerary and walking maps for visitors with disabilities
A dedicated brochure contains a walking map with ten different routes through the historic city centre, connecting the touristic highlights while avoiding the worst obstacles. The brochure also describes the accessible facilities along the way. Copies are distributed and availabe as downloads from the website.
Visit Flanders, Maps of Bruges, Belgium
Free open-source electronic games for children
"Games for the Blind" is a series of free electronic games designed for blind children as well as an online platform to create and share their own game. The games are designed to familiarize children with computers and to allow them to practice their hearing and other skills while having the option to play with their peers.
SciFY - Science For You, Games for the Blind, Greece
Teaching blind students in regular school classes
The mission of the project is to provide visually impaired students with assistive technology and specific support teams so that they can participate in regular classes. Regardless of age or educational stage, these teams support students with special needs from early intervention to the university level and adulthood.
ONCE Foundation, Spain
Bank employees provide sign language services to customers
Since 2015, UniCredit Bank Austria has been offering Austria-wide consultations for customers in the form of sign language via video calls allowing a variety of transactions. Three sales managers are available for consultation in sign language as part of the "online branch" from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. by appointment
Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Smart Banking in Sign Language, Austria