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European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)

Shows citizens of EU Member States how to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

“The European Commission explains how to use the European Health Insurance Card through an app for smartphones. Anyone can download the app, which contains information about the card: who to contact to request it; how to use the phone numbers for emergency calls; what healthcare and expenses are covered by insurance; and the app explains the procedures for reimbursement.” Il Consiglio Nazionale dei Consumatori e degli Utenti (CNCU) [The National Council of Consumers and Users], Italy | http://bit.ly/MGfWlD


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

NaviLens
App to help visually impaired people navigate cities and access audio information via special tags.

NaviLens is a navigation and labelling app especially designed for blind and partially sighted users.

NaviLens tags are used across the world:

  • to help people with sight loss navigate and find their way around cities independently
  • by retailers and manufacturers who are incorporating NaviLens into their designs to help users quickly and easily access information
  • by anyone with a smartphone who can create their own unique audio tags.

NaviLens tags can be read aloud simply by pointing your phone in the general direction of that tag. It’s free and easy to use. The app works on both the Android and Apple operating systems and is completely accessible.”

“Some companies are incorporating NaviLens tags into their packaging and onto their directional signage. A NaviLens tag can help customers to access product ingredients and cooking instructions, prices and special offers, and help users to navigate around a building or even identify a transport stop or timetable. For World Sight Day, RNIB partnered with Kellogg's to include accessible information on cereal boxes using NaviLens tags.

Across the world, NaviLens is being used to make cities smarter and more inclusive and to allow users to interact more easily with their environment, in places such as subway stations, bus stops and museums or public buildings…

…The app can detect your native language and read information to you in that language, so a Spanish sign would be translated and relayed instantly in English or any one of 24 languages.”
Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK charity | https://bit.ly/3nj6X1c


Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Special Words

Special Words
developed by Special iApps, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Albanian / Bulgarian / Catalan / Croatian / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Hindi / Italian / Norwegian / Portuguese / Spanish / Swedish / Turkish / English - American / English - Australian / Welsh

Cost: £9.99 [approximately €14.10, $15.73]

Interactive app that allows children with Down’s syndrome to learn at their own pace.

“Our ‘See and Learn’ programmes are evidence-based, and make it easy to provide effective support for language learning and speech development during the early years—at home and in group and therapy sessions. In a survey of people using the ‘See and Learn’, 85% reported that their child’s language and reading skills have improved.” Down Syndrome Education International (DSE), UK | [Link no longer available]


Tags: Disability

Wheelmap

Wheelmap
developed by Raul Krauthausen, Germany


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

Arabic / Bokmål / Bulgarian / Danish / English / French / German / Greek / Icelandic / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Norwegian / Russian / Swedish

Cost: Free

 ‘OpenStreetMap’ that shows ramps and other disability-friendly access facilities.

“An app that gives you a list of wheelchair-accessible locations and amenities in your area. It uses location data to pinpoint where you are, and, using ‘OpenStreet’ data, it tells you what local amenities are accessible nearby. Where appropriate, the listings have contact details from the businesses. You can view the search results in list form, or on a map, depending on what suits you. And, if you set up an account, you can contribute to the app’s database by adding new locations yourself.” Spinal News, Summer 2012, page 31, Spinal Injuries Ireland | http://bit.ly/QAFwck


Tags: Disability

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