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					                   COMPARATIVE REPORT




This report was realized with the U.E support in the framework of Grundtvig 2 -
                              SOCRATES project
                             COMPARATIVE REPORT

Partner    Country        Population          Unemployment         No. of          No. of disabled
                                                  rate            disabled      registered as blind or
                                                                registered as     partially sighted
                                                                    deaf

P1, P6     Romania         22329977                6%             300,000             81,000
                           July, 2005         September,2004     year 2004           year 2004

  P2      Germany     82.431.391 ( WHO               11,3%         58,000-     98,236 (Statistisches
                      April 2005).            (Bundesagentur 80,000(DGS Bundesamt 2000)-
                      6.638.892               für Arbeit June       1998)      150,000
                      disabled(statistische   2005)                            (Deutscher Blinden –
                      Bundesamt 2002)         17% of the                       und
                                              disabled 2003                    Sehbehindertenverband
                                              (Hase 2005)                      1999)
  P3      The         16.3 Million                   5.3 %      2.9 % of the      4.1 % of the total
          Netherlands (CBS, 2004)               total in 2003,       total         population (15.9
                                                 45 - 54 years:  population      Million, so 651,900)
                                                     3.7 %          (15.9            were in 2000
                                                 55 - 64 years:  Million, so      handicapped with
                                                     3.9 %.       461,100)         regard to vision
                                               Percentages are     were in        (according to the
                                              growing in 2005.
                                                                    2000          OECD indicator),
                                                    In 2002
                                                 over 600,000   handicapped         3.2 % men and
                                                ill or disabled  with regard        5.0 % women,
                                                  people were    to hearing,    7.3 % in the range of
                                                 unemployed,     3.4 % men           45 –64 years.
                                              250,000 men and         and       There are no specific
                                               350,000 women.       2.4 %        records available of
                                               Labour force in     women,       people with combined
                                                 2003 was ca.   3.2 % in the         impairments.
                                                 6.3 Million.     range of           (CBS, 2004)
                                                (CBS, 2004)        45 –64
                                                                    years.
                                                                (CBS 2004)
  P4      U.K.        59.6 Million June       4.7 % and         16 % of        157,000 people
                      2003                    falling Nov       adults         registered blind –
                                              2004              reporting      March 2003
                      increasing 6.5%                           hearing
                      over the last 30        Increase          difficulties - 25% of registered blind
                      years                   followings        2002           are also deaf or with
                                              collapse of                      hearing impediment
                                              Rover cars and
                                              subsidiary                       155,000 people
                            supply chain                registered partially
                            redundancies                sighted – March 2003

                            4.9% June 2005              23% of registered
                            and falling                 partially sighted are
                                                        also deaf or with
                            Target                      hearing impediment
                            unemployed 3rd
                            quarter 2005
                            (october) 4.6%
P5   Hungary   10 Million   6,3%           Total deaf   69,970/200,000
                                           40,509
                                           (with
                                           hearing
                                           disability
                                           300.000)
Partners: P1, P6
ROMANIA
Target group needs                             Educational assistance by electronic means
- to be well integrated into society and to
become an active member of the society;        - audio books for visually impaired persons;
- counseling support in finding a job          - CCTV systems;
- the concordance between the                  - electronic voice programmes (there are no
requirements of the labour market and          electronic voice programmes in Romanian
disabled people abilities;                     language made in Romania);
- the existence of vocational retraining       - large print books edited on the schools’
centers for people who became disabled at      PCs.
an adult age;                                  - electronic Braille embossers;
- financial support in acquiring hearing       - Braille editors for PC’s (which are
and optical devices;                           extremely expensive and they are made
- Internet connection facilities;              only in Western countries).
- transposition of the information into        - double-sided Braille embossing unit based
specific                                       on an electromechanical system and electric
communication codes, such as sign              single-sided embosser.
language, Braille, tactile representation,     - the facilities offered for the disabled
audio-magnetic and audio-electronic            people by Windows or Linux operating
format;                                        system.
- CCTV system, which allow enlarging           - there are no free Internet connection
image sizes and the adjustment of the          facilities for disabled users.
colour contrast;
- electronic voice programmes and Braille
displays;
- introducing a system of audio description
during the appropriate time intervals in
video materials;
- allowing web sites access using an
electronic voice system;
- equipping institutions for visual impaired
people with reading machines and with
electronic Braille embossing units;
- electronic voice programmes in
Romanian language;
- free training courses focused on the use
of the computer and Internet ; free open
and distance learning courses.
Partner: P2
GERMANY
Target group needs                              Educational assistance by electronic means
Social integration (Communication,                  Braille displayer,
utilities for independent living, advice)           Voice synthesis,
                                                    The telephone communicator for
Economic integration:                                  people with impaired hearing,
employability(training, suitable utilities          Screen enlargers and a tactile
and workplaces, advice), jobs                          surface for people with impaired
                                                       sight,
                                                    The virtual keyboard and contactor
                                                       systems,
                                                    Infra-red control and the turbo
                                                       mouse for physically handicapped
                                                       people,
                                                    Eye Access ocular monitoring.
                                                   Some projekts:
                                                Handicapped-N@twork,
                                                www.seniorenansnetz.de,
                                                ISAEUS (Speech Training for Deaf and
                                                Hearing-Impaired People)

Partners: P3
THE NETHERLANDS
Target group needs                                         Assistance & Resources
With regard to this project the target group           Screen display enlargement
needs are considered those that apply first             resources
of all and foremost to the target group in             Keyboard stickers, marking paste
Romania. With respect to the specific                   and ‘bump-ons’
Dutch target group needs reference can be              ‘Mouse Pack Plus’ (freely
made to those already mentioned by the                  disseminated over the Internet by
other partners. See also further in the lists           HCC - http://www.bitje-
on the right.                                           special.hccnet.nl/software/software
                                                        1.htm (visit also
                                                        http://www.wintips.nl) -and Ace
                                                        Center, U.K.)
                                                       Enlargement software
                                                       Speech synthesis
                                                       Voice recording
                                                       Artificial speech (Text → speech,
                                                        Speech → text, PC commands)
                                                       Braille-display
                                                       Braille printer (noisy)
                                                       ‘Webformator’
                                                       Blindows (VISA Project; Frank
    Audiodata, Germany)
   SoundTablet (Ir. Leo Poll)
   Scanner
   Digital Talking Book (DTB) or
    Daisy Player [Daisy is the standard
    for the digital offering of texts -on
    CD-ROM’s- the way it is
    convenient in use by people with
    visual impairments]
   Promotion of web design and web
    page building accessible for people
    with visual impairments
   WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative)
   http://thij.net/HtT-
    webcolourvision.htm; tool for
    design of web pages better
    accessible for colour blind people;
    see also http://thij.net/HtT-
    colours.htm
   http://www.hethic.nl
   see also www.microsoft.com/enable
         (Educational) assistance
   Slechtzienden- en Blindenlijn (SB-
    lijn) (Telephone line for assistance
    to partially sighted and blind
    people) (http://www.sb-belang.nl)
   iRv, Expertise centre ICT for
    people with functional limitations
    (http://www.icthandicap.nl)
   Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden
    en Slechtzienden (also financial aid)
    http://www.lsbs.nl
   Bartiméus – Organisation for
    Education, Care, Support and
    Services for People who are
    Partially Sighted, Blind or Visually
    – and Mentally Impaired, with
    regional establishments,
    http://www.bartimeus.nl/
   Sensis – Organisation that advises
    and supports visually impaired
    people in the fields of education,
    care and services,
    http://www.sensis.nl
   Visio Loo Erf – Organisation that
       supports visually impaired people in
       their wish to live an work
       independently (and so to be fully
       integrated in society),
       http://www.visiolooerf.nl and
       http://www.visioweb.nl
    Stichting Handicap & Studie
       (Impairment & Study) Organisation
       that provides information and
       advice for studying in higher
       education while suffering an
       impairment or chronic illness,
       http://www.handicap-studie.nl
    Chronisch zieken en Gehandicapten
       Raad Nederland (Organisation for
       Legal Advice),
       http://www.juridischsteunpunt.nl
    NLBB (Dutch Listening- and
       Braille Library)
       http://www.anderslezen.nl
    regional & local (face to face)
       [educational] assistance
    private educational initiatives (by
       blind and partially sighted people
       over the Internet)
    KBOH – independent expertise-
       and information centre about
       resources and accompanying
       services for handicapped and elder
       people (http://www.kboh.nl)
    Branch organisation of suppliers of
       resources for partially sighted and
       blind people http://www.ziezo.org
    http://www.hethic.nl
Educational assistance by electronic means
    Slechtzienden- en Blindenlijn (SB-
       lijn) (Telephone-line for assistance
       for partially sighted and blind
       people) also http://www.sb-
       belang.nl
    Bartiméus – Organisation for
       Education, Care, Support and
       Services for People who are
       Partially Sighted, Blind or Visually
       – and Mentally Impaired, with
       regional establishments,
                                                    http://www.bartimeus.nl/
                                                   Sensis – Organisation that advises
                                                    and supports visually impaired
                                                    people in the fields of education,
                                                    care and services,
                                                    http://www.sensis.nl
                                                   iRv, Expertise centre ICT for
                                                    people with functional limitations
                                                    http://www.icthandicap.nl
                                                   TOVG – Technical Research Centre
                                                    for Visually Handicapped People
                                                    http://www.tovg.nl
                                                   http://www.leren.nl.
                                                   http://www.diaryland.com
                                                   http://www.drempelsweg.nl
                                                   http://www.accessibility.nl
                                                   http://www.seniorweb.nl
                                                   http://www.50plusnet.nl
                                                   http://www.seniorencafe.nl
                                                   http://www.seniorenplein.nl
                                                   http://www.seniorenplaza
                                                   http://doven.pagina.nl
                                                   http://gehandicapten.pagina.nl
                                                   private educational initiatives (by
                                                    blind and partially sighted people
                                                    over the Internet)
                                                   TeDUB project (Technical
                                                    Drawings Understanding for the
                                                    Blind), (education in IT for visually
                                                    handicapped people; UML based;
                                                    Unified Modeling Language)
                                                    http://www.tedub.net
                                                   Belgian sites:
                                                    http://www.blindsupport.be;
                                                    http://www.blindenzorglichtenliefde
                                                    .be

Partners: P4
U.K
Target group needs                          Educational assistance by electronic means
Access to flexible competence based on-      Intuitive voice activated V.I. software
line leaning
                                               Braille pads
Continued social inclusion and removal of
employment, access and learning barriers       Telephone to text and text to telephone
through diversity in the workplace                 SMS systems
intervention
                                                  Screen clarity and colour manipulation
Compliance learning capacity building              software
software in e-learning solutions – voice
activation, brail pad learning modules and        Human Interface obsolescence
implementation of DDA by learning                  software
providers – particularly the FE sector
                                                  Ergonomic disability human interface
Continues Economic inclusion:                      hardware
Through DDA compliance, equal
opportunity provision and full H&S
employability risk assessments.

Full learning funding for seniors regardless
of disability.

Full learning funding for people with
disabilities regardless of fiscal situation




Partners: P5
HUNGARY
Target group needs                             Educational assistance by electronic means
Social integration                             Bliss chart preparing, Bliss sentence
Councelling                                    designer, Bliss sms and email sending
Living                                         (Uni Veszprém)
Education                                      JAWS for Windows 5.1 Standard (HU)
Spare time                                     Screen Reader Software
Service                                        Bagoly E-learning frame software SIU
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