An online social network as a tool to support people with special needs
Supporting people with special needs is a multi-disciplinary endeavor that involves many stakeholders. Social relations have a determining impact on the quality of the related processes. Online social networks (OSN) have demonstrated their capacity to change human interaction paradigms; however, their application to disability is a barely-explored field of research. This OSN has been developed by the department Howlab of the University of Zaragoza.
HSBC Hong Kong mobile banking app
The HSBC Hong Kong Mobile App is one of the key digital means by which HSBC customers in Hong Kong can do their banking online, whenever and wherever they want. It allows customers to manage their personal accounts, reviewing their bank balance, moving money between accounts, and making payments to existing beneficiaries easily and securely.
Outdoor safety and access for, by and with the adolescents of Stord
The project by Stord municipality highlights namely the involvement of the adolescents in the accessibility project of its centre. By building a community engagement and involving adolescents in the community improvement and upgrading of central areas promoting better access to everyone, the municipality has managed to build a bridge to a generation that can generate short-term and long term impacts and rewards to a community in an interesting way.
Mímisbrunnr Climate Park 2469 in Jotunheimen, Norway
In 2013 the project came up to enable access to the Climate park Mímisbrunnr at the border of national park Jotunheimen, to most people as possible without discrimination of any kind. By setting up a walkway from the Juvass Hut to the ice tunnel in the glacier Juvfonne, a stretch of 700 m, the project could open up an area of high national and international interest with regard to climate and culture heritage issues and introduce a low-treshold profile accessibility infrastructure based on universal design. Today the climate park Mímisbrunnr has been established as a climate demonstration and research area and receives attention for its user-friendliness and nature-adaptiveness.
Oppland County has the formal responsibility for protecting, preserving, and presenting these findings.
Since 2007, the didacPAL Project, of Cidaris Foundation and Paleontological Museum of Elche (MUPE), has developed activities concerning to the divulgation and didactics of paleontology.
MUPE is involved in the development of tools and discourses aimed at the all society.
Sjöängen centre of culture and knowledge, in Askersund
The Sjöängen Centre for Culture and Education in Askersund is a unique project where public service, cultural arenas and secondary school are gathered into one accessible building. It is located in the centre of the town, on the waterfront of lake Alsen, and is largely surrounded by a park.
The building houses many different functions and organizations.
The construction part of the project has been organized as a "Partnering project" between Askersund municipality and the main contractor, PEAB, meaning that the work progressed through a dialogue, based on the common interest of fullfilling the objectives, or "soul", of the project, together.
Inland region universal designed by 2025 - from vision to strategy
The strategy of Universal designed Inland is a more than a vision. It has become an attractive approach and force of working, an unifying framework for many sector keypartners and an effective potential to explore and shape conditions for further accessibility of the Inland-Norway.
Manual on Accessibility of Natural Spaces in Andalusia
The Manual on Accessibility of Natural Spaces in Andalusia arises from the need to establish some common criteria to evaluate the degree of accessibility of equipment and services for public use. The document, compiled by technicians from the Regional Ministries of Environment and Territory, Equality and Social Policy, and associations of disabled people, sets out the minimum standards necessary for a facility to be considered accessible, as well as practical, simple solutions to adapt and improve them. The active participation of all stakeholders, especially associations of affected people, has become fundamental, following the slogan “disability never without involving disabled people”.
The Publishing Service
La Ciudad Accesible understands accessibility as a universal right that must be equally available to all citizens, since we are all beneficiaries of the application of the principles of accessibility. Aiming to democratize accessibility and to prevent exclusion and discrimination, La Ciudad Accessible launched its own publishing house (The Publishing Service of La Ciudad Accessible).
Throughout only two years, we have edited 50 publications, which together form 7 collections. Dozens of authors of various kinds, such as users, professionals, experts, and researchers, have participated. All publications were made free of charge by La Ciudad Accessible and are available in digital format - PDF
Due to experience of ZICLA, through the years, will detected a circulation problem on cycle paths installed on sidewalks and pedestrian areas in general. It was then when came up with an idea for a new product: A planter which would be a visible protection for pedestrians.
It is important to consider that Zebra planter it is not design to be placed on the road but only on pedestrian and pacified areas. Again, for security reasons, the planter could not resist a car impact. The planter it is designed to absorb and minimize the consequences of a bicycle impact.
Accessible books: every person has the right to know all stories
A unique project designed so that every person, regardless of their disabilities and limitations, have access to all the stories created by humanity. From this challenge Escola de Gente - Comunicação em Inclusão developed the 100% accessible book, published in 10 accessible formats. This book "Day Dreams", is written by Claudia Werneck and published by WVA Editora.
We all know that there is no developed society without the diffusion of knowledge through books. Escola de Gente goes beyond: there is no inclusive society without these same books being accessible to every person.
Accessibility to religious heritage in five temples in the Historic Center of the city of Puebla, Mexico
The project of accessibility, developed by the team Re Genera Espacio, to the religious heritage in five temples of the Historic Center of Puebla Mexico is the first real initiative in an old sector that allows to efficiently access to the buildings of religious type (centuries XVI to XIX) without any obstacle for any person, without mattering their mobility codes.
The results surpassed expectations due to the increase in the number of users due to the improvement in the quality of access to real estate for the elderly, with wheelchairs, with strollers, with cane and the group assistance of nursing homes and hospital patients.
Intercultural Management in the Bilingual Civil Registry
RENIEC has developed the “Intercultural Management in the Bilingual Civil Registry” a better Civil Registry, so that we can all participate directly and register births, marriages or deaths, recognize our children, submit applications as well as the different supports, and receive care and orientation in our own native language. The entire procedure is bilingual, including the own records and certified copies have full legal value, being used without restrictions.
“Nature for All” programme
The “Nature for All” programme began in 2007 as the first of its kind in Spain, with the objective of introducing the natural environment to disabled people through activities in nature guided by specialised supervisors.
The programme was designed by Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio (Junta de Andalucía) in partnership with several CERMI associations.
Universal Design Conference, a periscopic view
A periscope is an optical instrument that allows, by means of mirrors or prisms installed in a vertical tube, the observation of an area inaccessible to direct vision.
This Conference organized by Calícrates, consisted in talks of topics of accessibility that are not usually perceived directly; to raise topics that are not usual and, above all, to make known the perspectives on the same problem or solution.
Mini Accessibility Jam
The Mini Accessibility Jam is a design event, where a group of people with different disabilities explains their accessibility needs. A group of creative people get together by teams to solve these problems just in one day. This event is part of the awareness and dissemination activities carried out by Calícrates in order to spread the design for all. For this, the event had sign language interpreters and portable magnetic induction loop.
Connected IMIROIR® Bench
The transmission of the sound by the vibration of material creates a feeling of immersion in the environment. The sound broadcasted by IMIROIR wraps the and listener and its immediate surrounding.
The IMIROIR sound quality and comfort allow the listener to enjoy all kind of programming and makes it a wonderful object of contemplation and socialization.
EVA Facial Mouse
EVA Facial Mouse is a free app promoted by Vodafone Spain Foundation and developed by CREA Software Systems, which allows the user to control an Android™ device by tracking the face. Therefore, it provides an actual interaction channel for those who cannot use their hands.
The PUBLIC Programme of urban furniture, produced by mago:URBAN in the type of concrete named UHPC (Ultra High Performance Concrete), is the result of the accumulated experience by los díez during the last fifteen years in the scope of public space.
The different elements that make up the Public Program, with their typological diversity, have developed beyond their mere conformation as seats to become spaces of encounter, relationship and dialogue.
Design for all walkability audit PPAS AU
Walking is a prerequisite for maintaining the quality of life. However, pedestrian infrastructures are punctuated with obstacles making often the practice of walking difficult and unsafe for pedestrians. It is, therefore, legitimate to ask whether the offer of pedestrian infrastructure is adequate or not to the needs of the population, including the specific needs of people with functional limitations, in the same way as the rest of pedestrians.
To answer this question and measure walkability at the neighbourhood scale, the Design for all walkability audit PPAS AU was designed by Société Logique to characterise the extent to which urban environments where active transportation occurs are functional, comfortable and secure for all pedestrian.
Östersund´s Ski and Biathlon Stadium
The development of Östersund Ski Stadium has been a major positive impact on the regional industry, where existing companies and businesses around the ski stadium and Arenabyn be maintained and grow and new actors and activities must be guaranteed.
The ski stadium will be one of the most accessible winter sports venues in the world for training and events regarding winter sports on narrow skis and for the entire project the city of Östersund has based its strategic plan with Design for All.
"Wash your hands with Ben the koala"
"Wash your hands with Ben the koala" is an app, created by Signes de sens, for children with autism, that proved to be effective with all the children (3 years old and more) with or without disabilities, that shows users how to wash their hands properly.
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To try to avoid the risks between the bed, the toilet and the shower, was designed a room where the bed, the toilet and shower are linked with a ceiling hoist thorough as sliding door.
Seable active holidays for physically and visually impaired people
Seable is a social enterprise which provides accessible, active holidays for people with limited mobility and/or sensory impairment. They offer the chance to participate in a holiday that improves confidence and skills for life, challenging perceptions of disability and blindness.
Xassess: crossdisciplinary framework in user centred design of assistive products
Xassess is a specific methodological framework for assistive product design that interweaves different phases and types of assessments; it is materialised in a set of tools to be used individually or conjointly. This proposal, developed by the howlab of the University of Zaragoza, was validated in a real project, developing an online social network for the support of people with neurodegenerative illnesses with three different scenarios running in parallel.
Universal Design-accessibility and inclusion disapproved
This project developed by the architect Graciela Rotella, intends to carry out, according to the morphology of the building, the requirements, spare parts and/or improvements, to allow accessibility, movement and use of the establishment, under equal conditions, Security, comfort and fundamentally, maximum personal autonomy, implementing a design that allows to improve the quality of life of the person.
The aim4it app-Accessible and inclusive mobility for all with individual travel assistance
The goal of making passenger information in public transport accessible to passengers with reduced abilities has long been pursued by the Wiener Linien.
The aim4it app corresponds to the multi-sensual principle, so that information can be available visually, acoustically and in sign language. This principle also conforms to the meaning of a Design for All application.
aim4it provides routing and re-routing not only for people with special needs, but for all passengers!
The mobile phone for acts of civil status
The project, is an initiative of Mamadou Doudou Seydi and aims to enable all citizens to be able to carry out their declaration of civil acts such as the declaration of births or deaths by sms.
In Africa in general, and Senegal in particular, those who live in remote corners have no means of making civil declarations.
Robbina, inclusive desk
Robbina is an inclusive desk, developed to fit the needs of students. This desk is functional for people with or without disabilities. This desk, designed by Marianela Pavicich, is accessible for wheelchair and It has a central cut-out to allow for the correct positioning, essential for children with motor disabilities. This desk is adjustable in height and angle.
The physical insertion of a pupil with disability and his curricula adjustments
The project, developed by Josefina Maria Ocampo, is based on the study of the pupils' needs by disability on the university area. It tries to make a report of the pupils' quantity in the National University of Tucuman, classify his disabilities, alone to the ends of elaborating an action plan to offer the solutions that are needed. To give them tools already is: pedagogic or technical helps for his independence and autonomy in dealer of the career that they have chosen. In addition, elaboration, learning strategies between the own pupils, families and teachers of every academic unit, in order to provide an action plan adjusted to every need.
Empowering functional diversity
A voice is a voice as long as its heard, because without someone listening, there is no voice. To give voice is to empower people on their validity and self-consciousness of their needs, feelings, responsibilities and rights. the empowered & happy workers should be taken into account in the organization's profit account. Investment in no-conflict brings best results for the organization.
The idea of Calícrates is to design a marquee, accessible to people with any disability, have more functionality, aesthetically more pleasant and above all, to facilitate the safety, comfort and accessibility of any user. Since it is a service, addressed to all citizens, but at present it is not represented as such.
That is an application, developed by Calícrates and focused on Human Center Design, which ease the process of buying things in the supermarket improving the search of products reducing problems such as excessive information, understanding labels or the amount of time that we loss that affect the whole society.
The communication in persons with hearing loss
The project, developed by Josefina Maria Ocampo architect expert in accessibility, is a solution directed to the persons with auditory disability. It is a question of design of graphical and technological solutions that installed in the city, to urban level, solve the request of information. In addition, they provide clear, simple and concise information to the users with mental disability. If it is a question of technological solution, it is because it appeals to the use of the smartphone and tablets.
SORTYapp_Map Assisted Accessibility Application
SortyApp, developed by Alternative Life Association-Ayder and mobile-compatible, is a map-assisted access guide for disadvantaged people with certain kind of special needs. It provides free online access information and the features of huge range of places to go in Turkey, such as hotels, restaurants, museums, tourist attractions, governmental institutions and much more. Sortyapp access guide can significantly improve a travel experience for disabled travelers by providing information about accessible transportation and accessible city attractions etc.
On Thin Ice - Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Canada's Arctic North
The overall objective of On Thin Ice (OTI), developed by GAATES, is to protect lives and improve the security, well-being, and inclusion of persons with disabilities (physical, cognitive and sensory) and other vulnerable populations in the Arctic. The Arctic is experiencing a massive transformation and with it an increased risk of natural and human-made disasters. Under the imminent risk of disasters, it is persons with disabilities that are most vulnerable.
The On Thin Ice project uses an inclusive design approach to bring emergency preparedness to persons with disabilities. Training of first responders, live exercises, creation of emergency preparedness kits and installation of accessible alerting systems are some of the tools developed in the OTI project.
Gres ceramic tiles for urban solutions: Special mention 2016
Pedestrian crossings are critical areas in which road safety is a priority. The purpose of this product, developed by the company Access Safety is to improve the most complex points of urban mobility where pedestrians and vehicles coincide, thus minimising accidents which occur as a result of poor visibility or slipperiness.
The gres ceramic is a unique material that presents several characteristics that are relevant for its use in the public domain: 1.-It can be produced in any colour or texture; 2.-Is extremely strong and durable; 3.-It has a very low porosity level and therefore is extremely resistant to ice and stains.
Spinal cord Injury treatment in Cruces public Hospital: Special mention 2016
Cruces University Hospital is the reference center for the Basque Country for patients with Spinal Cord Injury, has always offered a universal health care and quality for people with spinal cord injury.
These are patients whose life has changed them completely, so they must learn to face a very different reality, in short to live differently.
Therefore they have come to a more functional care, taking advantage of the stay in the hospital to train the basic tasks of daily living.
Skoog: Special mention 2016
Immersive Modeling: Special mention 2016
Wosomtech under the brand Creative Space Lab, develops applications Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for the benefit of the user experience.
2D plans are difficult to read and understand. In an amusing and simple fashion, Wosomtech offers clients in 3D real time, an opportunity to visualize a remodeled bathroom, from design to purchase.
Inclusive Choir: Special mention 2016
Inclusive Choir mix disabled and non disabled chorists on the basis of the following fundamental humanist value: all chorists are equal, regardless of their origin, age or health. Inclusive Choirs drew inspiration from the practices of Cultural Democracy, Culture for All and Access to Culture.
Based at experience and exchanges with Michel Giraud, Thierry Thibaut, et Joël Le Toullec and the inspiration of Jean-Pierre Joly and Micha Stafford, have created the Association Cœurs en Chœurs, which has become Hearts in Harmony and is part of Europa Cantat at european level. The "Au Choeur de la Ville" is an association of local choirs on Inclusive Bois-Colombes, a town near Paris.
“5 Friends, 5 Senses”: Special mention 2016
The main objective of this project, which Associação para a Recuperação de Cidadãos Inadaptados da Lousã (ARCIL) carried out jointly with Agrupamento de Escolas da Lousã, is to achieve the inclusion of students with disabilities as well as their acceptance throughout the school community in Portugal through a play and an adapted production of a book about the five senses.
Therefore, it is important to continue with this and other projects in which the design, production and use of materials and inclusive activities that allow that Reading and Theater can become a means to the inclusion of all students within school life activities, regardless of their abilities and disabilities.
Milvus&Lanius senior residences JongMëtt Lënster à Junglinster: Special mention 2016
This project being part of the new village centre "JongMëtt Lënster" (Junglinster), Milvus&Lanius residences are perfectly fitted for seniors as well as for people with disabilities or with reduced mobility.
All has been planned according to the principles of the charter "design for all". Furthermore, it's going to be a meeting place for all people, regardless of their reduced mobility. They will have the opportunity to rent a flat and equip them with their own furnitures. All paths can be passed in a wheel chair and the corridors have been designed in order to help all people get to their own flats designed according to the "design for all" standards. By the way, flats are equipped with bathrooms and kitchens especially designed for the targeted people.
Monument Protection & Accessibility: Special mention 2016
More than 50 students of “Modell+Design” at the Technical University of Berlin, with collaboration of the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, analysed the objectives of monument protection with regard to overcoming potential barriers, using the examples of three very prominent listed buildings in Berlin: the "Neue Nationalgalerie", a famous example of modern architecture, the baroque "St. Hedwig’s Cathedral" and the historistic "Altes Stadthaus". On the one hand, the aim and assignment were to preserve the original fabric and the cultural heritage; on the other hand, to adapt the cultural heritage to social requirements in terms of an appropriate “design for all”.
As a result, innovative ideas have been developed as first evidence of an inclusive feasibility. Especially the challenge and the seemingly impossible have led to unexpectedly interesting approaches in keeping with ethics and aesthetics. (Link to the Study-project PDF).
Wheelchair ramp for kiosk toilets at Benidorm
The design department of the company Microarquitectura adapts each project to the specific requirements of the location and client's needs such as ensuring physical access for people with disabilities and special needs to beach toilets in Benidorm.
The wheelchairs ramp allows easy access to the restrooms enabling the kiosk for wheelchair users.
Is a furniture design studio in Galicia (Spain) dedicated to the entire process of creating solid wood furniture. Their products are based on detailed design, multidisciplinary work and rigorous environmental standards which make them unique.
In WOOD FEELINGS they try to promote and recover some of the old crafts and small local businesses. They want to transmit their values and make people aware that a change of mentality is needed, that art and design can be linked to respect for our planet and its people.
Seable Holidays: Trophy 2016
Seable specialized in accessible tailor made active holidays for people with limited mobility and/or sensory impairment. They offer the chance to participate in a holiday that improves confidence and skills for life, challenging perceptions of disability and blindness.
“Ensemble, à part Ted?” (Together, except Ted?)
“Ensemble, à part Ted?” is a game, designed by Le JOK'coeur, that aims to fight against discrimination. It stages fictional characters in situations of discrimination, stigmatization or shelving and emphasizes with the characters, exploring feelings and emotions.
The object of the game is to get out of the problematic situation all together and find minimum two benefits to cooperation. The two teams will have to talk, listen and negotiate, be attentive and empathize with each other.
handiBooking is a platform specializing in booking accommodation suitable for people with disabilities.
The site lists the institutions that have received one or more labels “Tourism & Handicaps” in France or other similar foreign labels. Eventually the site wants to be a gateway to the world and the web for all those in search of accessible solutions.
Gladdermailchen (a baking book for all)
Dany Jacoby-Bausch has created a baking recipe book everyone can work with, children and adults with special needs, young children as well as elderly people and even people who can't read… because of the easiness of use.
The book is written in 3 different languages and each languages has a colour of its own: Luxembourgish=green, German=blue, French=red. The recipes are written in short sentences to encourage people to read.
4 educational products of Signes de sens: Trophy 2016
Signes de sens has created these four educational projects to encourage learning in children with hearing impairments and to help parents and educators to communicate with them.
- "Mimic stories"
- "Say it in sign language”
- "At first sight"
- "Once up on a time...."
“Public Capsule” is designed by ecojun company considering following three main factors: ‘User-Convenience’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Social Impact’. Were considered Universal Design factors to solve the problems of products already in the market by making it more convenient to drink and easier to wash.
“Parks of Sintra Welcome Better”: Trophy 2016
The company Parques de Sintra Monte da Lua is currently implementing the “Parks of Sintra Welcome Better” project, which aims to improve access to the parks and palaces under the company’s management and serve as a good example of accessible tourism and equal access to natural and built heritage by providing access to a greater diversity of visitors.
EasyPlast is a mouldable plastic, created by CONSO-3D.COM company, that can be used in many cases. It's very useful for all "bad handyman" because it’s adapted at many materials and it's very easy to use.
EasyPlast is quick, strong, biodegradable, no toxic, clean and reusable.
Cliplie is a construction game of Inventif Studio amusing and educational. The users can create objects, such as, handbags, baskets, pencil holders / pencil cases, body armour, helmets, ...) that can then be used.
With the 3D Pen, created by the company CONSO-3D.COM, there is no Limit!. As soon as you push the button, a plastic file come through and you just have to draw and this solidified instantly. With this pen you can to draw in space!
"RAKUZEN'' (The comfortable table ware) is a collection of table wares manufactured by the joint project of the traditional craftsmen of the Fukushima Aizu lacquer ware, and an industrial designer together with a NPO corporation which supports persons with disabilities. Its practical design is friendly for everyone.
Consists of: Rakuzen Bowl, Rakuzen Plate and Rakuzen Chopsticks.
It is a modular heavy duty planter for building environments easily; therefore Terra Basic merges two great concepts, gardening and decoration and can be used in public, home, work spaces, indoors or outdoors.
Kolormondo, the colour tool
Kolormondo, the colour tool, presents the world of colours in a 3D globe. The user can see what a colour consists of, what is its complementary, how colours relate to each other etc. It is immediate and intuitive, used by beginners and professionals, people matching colours at home, designers in fashion, interiors and graphics and as a tool in colour training, from kindergartens to universities.
Iki-boutique, Inspired by beauty and simplicity is a social and solidarity e-commerce site. "Iki is the art of living. It’s that moment when time seems to stop, to make room for what is really essential: the pleasure to be together and share the simple things, surrounded by objects, textures and materials, which awaken our senses, are kind to us and respect nature."
Titobowl (“NATURA IMITATIS”)
Titobowl is a vessel, designed by photoAlquimia and is part of the collection NATURA IMITATIS, specially designed for tasting different varieties and dressings olives with pit, although it has been adapted for tasting pitted olives and other snacks.
Ajorí (“NATURA IMITATIS”)
Ajorí is a creative solution, designed by photoAlquimia and is part of the collection NATURA IMITATIS, for organize and store seasonings, spices and various culinary condiments, inspired by the elegant form of the bulb of garlic. Created only with natural materials and using a mixture of industrial and artisanal processes, Ajorí is an eco-friendly product, respectful of our planet.
Soytun (“NATURA IMITATIS”)
Soytun is a ceramic piece designed by photoAlquimia for the increasingly common tasting of the various forms of presentation of raw fish such as sashimi, sushi, tartar... etc. This design serves to contain soy sauce, also has a place for spicy mustard (wasabi) and finally has a part to let chopsticks when they are not used.
For its manufacture, we use enamelled stoneware, attached to a painstaking craft production. In the area of the base, each Soytun is signed and numbered by hand.
Trígonos at first sight it may simply appear as a game to create structures but its potential really goes much further: by playing with 1, 2 and 3-dimension shapes kids can learn basic notions of geometry, mathematics and physics on their own
While the kid is thrilled with joining sticks and blocks to create structures which can become cabins, labyrinths, shelters, bridges, shops and much more, he or she keeps learning concepts such as proportions, distances, volumes, angles, on top of fostering cooperation among them when playing in group. Trígonos is a game which guarantees unlimited fun as it allows children to build their own reality while imagining it.
Trígonos is enjoyed both by children aged 4 and those aged 10… and much older. Trígonos is a life-long game!
Iki Expérience is a mobile living lab!, a showroom created by Comm-Unité which present ideas of interior design in which everyone can project themselves and customize it.
A pop-up store in which you can test and find products created by artisans, craftsmen and designers that reflect their commitment into diversity and environment.
The goal of Iki Expérience is to “test life-size” services, tools or new way to do things.
Accessibility in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Technical Form for Validation, Selection, Calculation and Basic Equipment of universal Accessibility for shelters: Trophy 2016
The United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 states that in case of a disaster, the death rate is at least two times higher among persons with disabilities. In this regard, Ecuadorian Government through its Technical Secretariat for the Inclusive Management on Disabilities (SETEDIS) ensure the coordination of cross-sector implementation of public policy to incorporate inclusive strategies for the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for all in the case of an emergency or risk within the Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy under the national program "Ecuador Lives the Inclusion" (Programa Ecuador Vive la Inclusion).
This tool makes a prompt evaluation of each space and selects the best option to be considered as a shelter for validation, selection and calculation of accessibility basic equipment for temporary shelters. The tool supports the decision making process during the phase of Reduction of Disasters because it allows to identify in short time the shelters that fulfil the basic accessibility requirements. Additionally, it calculates the specific number of elements from a Kit that mandatory have to be implemented in the selected infrastructure.
Concept of barrier-free environment in the historic center of Kuldiga: Trophy 2016
The project, directed by Baltic Architecture Center, is aimed at promoting the principles of Universal Design and accessible environment for cultural heritage objects in Kuldiga historical center also for people with functional disabilities of vision, hearing, movement and mental disorders.
Consequently, thanks to this quality solution, the historic center of Kuldiga will become one of the friendliest historical cities of Europe for the people with disabilities.
The single-platform spaces of coexistence (DoctoralThesis)
The single-platform spaces of coexistence (level surfaces or shared surfaces), or EPUC in its Spanish acronym, have become singular spaces whose development in recent decades has resulted in an undefined variety of types. This has led to many difficulties in their use, often also related to certain confusion about the concept of coexistence and shared spaces in themselves.
The study, made by Delfín Jiménez Martín of EQAR, proposes design alternatives to enable good use of these spaces for everyone.
“Double handled brush”
This brush has been developed by Umanima, a non-profit organization which the objective is maintaining and / or improving the well-being and cognitive, physical and psycho-emotional autonomy of the people through the animal.
The brush transmission from one hand to the other was not possible for a person with cerebral and physical palsy. By using the double-handled brush, this allowed her to make transfers from one hand to the other and so work with both hands, at first in a dissociated manner and then in a coordinated way.
The objective of Escabri, designed by Asmae Essaissi, is to provide shelter to those who desperately need and to make it simple, flexible and easy to use.
The design is for a shelter that is mobile, cheap in cost, functional and light in weight.
“La cuisine pour tous!”
The cookbook of Les Zigs offers you classic and simple recipes from everyday life. The tasteful and healthy recipes are illustrated with step-by-step drawings, making the book is accessible to everyone, with or without disability.
The recipes are written in simple French and in bold. The book contains recipes of three starters, three mains, three desserts and one cocktail. Each recipe comprises of three parts: the ingredients, the kitchen utensils and the steps to follow.
Model for the design and evaluation of accessible spaces and participatory methodology with users, for the easy understanding of buildings and environments
This model for designing accessible spaces cognitive spectrum, developed by Berta Brusilovsky Filer, develops the principles and components of organization and design of best practices of accessible space and measurement difficulties of cognitive accessibility in buildings and environments.
Dreams Academy Kas: Special Mention 2015
Dreams Academy Kas is a village academy providing education, practice and community services by using alternative, innovative and sustainable methods to all individuals and groups with the main focus being people with disabilities and socially disadvantaged people who are exposed to social exclusion for whatever reason. It is a sub project of AYDER (Alternative Life Association).
Östersund Arena: Special Mention 2015
The new sports stadium Östersund Arena, Sweden, which was inaugurated in 2013, is a modern sports facility and versatile that meets the expectations and needs of both spectators and professionals.
ColorADD: A social responsible solution that enablescolorblind to identify colors: Special Mention 2015
ColorADD is a universal graphic code whose mission is to enable the colorblind to identify colors.
Disismore is a professional network that provides an innovative solution for the search and selection of people with disabilities, giving more visibility to their talent, promoting interaction with technical job placement, and facilitating active and passive candidates meeting.
New Ferris Wheel installation at Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona
In April 2014 installation of Giradabo, at Tibidabo Amusement Park, released a new 20-meter diameter Nori designed by architect Dani Freixas and is equipped with 16 cabins or gondolas, each of a different color, one of which is adapted for people with physical limitations and with the peculiarity that the evening will be lit in blue and support the organization Unicef.
Arrangement of Plaza of the Sky Walk and elevators installation to communicate different levels at Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona
Tibidabo Amusement Park decided to redevelop the Square "Sky Walk" that connects the access road to the park and the main entrance with the same pavement thus emphasizing the idea that this area is fully open to all the world to view the panoramic views of the city. In addition to improving communication and vertical mobility of the park have been installed in the enclosure • lat two panoramic elevators that connect the top of the park, which corresponds to the main entrance to the bottom of the enclosure are separated by 35 meters.
Sensovery sensitive technologies for accessibility
The Sensovery project is the development of a range of 4 products based on the Sensovery tactile technology, which makes disabled people able to better access the urban life.
Sensovery's Tactile Switches range is the result of two years developpement, done with one club of elders, and disabled people, to act differently and to improve the accessibility of urban spaces. The project started from the revelation of the needs of beneficiaries and is developped based on appropriation (embodiment) by the people themselves.
The Pavement Edge is a touch land that has been developed for the platform Metro Santiago de Chile, proposed by Mendy & Boudeguer Arquitectos-Accesibilidad Universal Ltda, which warns people with visual limitations of the boundary zone security to wait for the train. Universal Accessibility to apply in their manufacture, and be no-slip material prevents the passage of others carrying sticks, prams, luggage or people using wheelchairs.
The communicating box
ERDF has a strong and deeply rooted belief in diversity at work. It matters to us that disabled people should be given the possibility to work in the best environment possible. The communicating box device allows people with limited hearing or totally deaf communicate with their colleagues in a safe and easy means of icons and preset messages short.
Shonaquip Madiba2 Buggy
Madiba2Go Buggy for children with cerebral palsy, including cushions padded fiberglass with two layers of foam to fit the individual needs of pressure during the long periods that the child is being, keeping the hips aligned in position, level and keeping the legs and knees in a better position preventing the rotation of the hip and the possible deviation of the spine.
Facilities for public use and environmental activities in the Natural Reserve Laguna de Fuente de Piedra of Malaga
Geographical features and its geomorphology, provide the Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a special significance from the point of view of geological, hydrogeology, environmental, cultural, educational and scientific. So the trails, viewpoints, observatories and Visitor Center have performed various interventions taking into account the characteristics and needs of all the people who visit.
Door to door service
Door to door is a public transport service for people with severe physical disabilities or reduced mobility of Barcelona, who can not use public transport regularly adapted from the city, made by the company Transports Barcelona, SA
Gure sustraiak’s accessible Signare
Gure Sustraiak hostel is currently fully accessible, because the company Calícrates, to make improvements to the accessibility of the stables and orchards; the best solution was to conduct a signaling with universal design.
Masterpieces of the Musee des Augustins
The mobile application "Masterpieces", created by the Augustinian Museum, allows people with hearing limitations, access and discover the history of the museum and twenty original masterpieces of the museum of Fine Arts in Toulouse.
Etxegoki: Trophy 2015
Etxegoki is a facility with 32 assisted apartments for persons with physical disabilities that is managed by the Coordinating Federation for Persons with Physical and Organic Disabilities of Bizkaia, (Basque Country, Spain) or FEKOOR, which combines social and technological innovation to create a support system which promotes independent living.
Seniori365.fi: Trophy 2015
Seniori365.fi is an Internet platform where seniors can find information for their welfare and their cares to help make a better service.
Course of Design for All at the high school Lycée Josy Barthel Mamer
The main objective of the Institute Lyceé Josy Barthel Mamer the course of Design for All is to inform future technical diversity of users and their everyday relationship with an interior space or public.
The Training in the universal Design or Design for All
The training taught the Argentine architects Graciela Josefina and Ocampo Rotella on Universal Design/Design for All in Tucuman is based on awareness and disseminate practical tools for future design and construction technicians can apply for it.
Design Export is a program that supports Brazilian export-oriented companies to develop innovative products and services with a differentiated design. The objective is to offer Brazilian companies a simple, instructive and objective methodology, which may guide them on how to apply innovation principles in the development process of new products, using design as one of the tools in this process.
AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Resources for Design Professionals
This GAATES (Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments) project OADA was developed to assist architects, landscape architects, urban planners, architectural technologists and engineering technologist, understand and implement new Ontario legislation which mandates the provision of accessible goods, services and facilities. The project was funded through the EnAbling Change program of the Government of Ontario.
EsAccesible App is an application for mobile phones and tablets, developed by Juan José Junquera Bilbao, who can assess the physical accessibility of public spaces such as bars, restaurants, etc.
A look for you
Project developed to LesZIGS for a French association that has as purpose to help blind and weak sighted people to dress accompanying them in shops to find the right clothes for them.
The Sherwood Park is a leisure park within nature. It welcomes school groups, professionals and families. All activities are built around the theme of Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.
LesZIGS, following a meeting with the employees, we have pointed out necessary actions to make the park accessible to all. This will lead to build outdoor furniture, sport facilities, signalling system and communication documents.
People Olympics for Healthy and Active Living!
People Olympics is a disruptive approach, conceived by Roberto Santoro, President of ESoCE-Net (European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network), for societal change at large, with the objective of focusing collective intelligence to the Joint Intent of addressing today Societal Challenges.
People Olympics is a social game, based on competing cities. Each city has a team of 10.000 participants, which reflects that city demographics. The Team tracks its physical activity through portable devices, which measure diverse physiological data. A system collects all data and updates the real time cumulative activities at city level. It also compares it with the value of the other competing cities.
Your meal counts
The way of function is simple: collect of a tupperware, cook, fill it up, and donate it. The exchange of the tupperware would take place in special reception points (where the rations would be distributed), and when you give a meal, you will get another empty tupperware to restart the process. To make the whole process easier, there would be a mobile application to provide technical support. Furthermore, every user will get points in every contribution, so after reaching a figure, they will have a discount on some duty or tax of the city.
Ecuadorian Methodology for Developing Universal Accessibility Plans: Trophy 2015
Social inclusion requires a systematic approach in which universal design plays a key role. The Ecuadorian Government is deploying efforts on achieving inclusion, for which the Technical Secretariat of Disabilities, SETEDIS, is working on the topic of "Universal Accessibility"(UA) as a strategic and priority project, which while having a greater impact on persons with disabilities, children, pregnant women, and the elderly, also has a positive impact for all population.
Creative Space Lab
Universal Design Organization (UDO) specializes in the design of living space concepts accessible to everyone. Ludovic Hennion, founder of The UDO, consultant and expert in quality use, applies the approach of universal design to the development of all types of living spaces.
He created the concept Creative Space Lab, a collaborative and creative laboratory to assist in the realization of development projects in real time.
This group of experts offers a broad range of innovative decision making tools that assist clients to think out of the box and see themselves within their future environment and to maximize its use.
This project is developed by Portal 48, Espacio para la creación, S.L., co-promoted by the University of Vigo (through the deputy vice-chancellor of Pontevedra University Campus) and also by the Pontevedra Town Hall. We wanted to go into detail about the difficulties posed by the “design for all” project applying it to the urban furniture design and by establishing a fundamental premise of interdisciplinary and collaborative work.
Interactive sensory labels for improving the visitor experience at the British Museum: Trophy 2015
“Sensory Labels” is an output from the AHRC-funded project called “Interactive sensory objects developed for and by people with learning disabilities” (2012-2015) and carried out by University of Reading and The Rix Reseach Center UEL.
One of the broader aims of this project is to explore the use of technology and sensory information to help make museum/heritage sites more exciting and appealing to people with learning disabilities.
The object of the Jackson’s Kit, of Helena Artola student of BAU, proposal is a personal “kit” containing a manual game with geometrically-shaped stamps that can be used to make a wide range of drawings, an explanatory notebook called “My World” (that gives the child’s parents the ability to enter his/her inner world), a theoretical book about autism and an interactive calendar provided with visual pictograms, useful to build up the child’s daily schedule.
“Beautiful & Wild”
“Beautiful & Wild”, proposal by Isabel Pacho student of BAU, is presented as an implementation of certain values that combine technological development and respect for the environment where we live. Values which democratize the most iconic luxury accessories and ensure the perfect biological cycle of the wastes, in a society that doesn't want to stop buying, neither throwing away.
The object of The Pillman, proposal by Paula Carbonell student of BAU, is a medical kit with different containers and medicines organized into an enjoyable “superhero” pack, as well as a comic that helps a child with adrenoleukodystrophy to tell his own "superhero" story.
The Ágora Movement is a group of entrepreneurs that are organizing events to encourage the collaboration between enterprises. Calícrates participated as sponsor by making accessible the First Agora Day.
Habitat for all: Trophy 2015
Habitat for all is a regional collective study on adapted collective housing (or HRA, for “habitat regroupé adapté”) is intended to be participative and cross-disciplinary, so as to best identify the needs of our territory and jointly design the best adapted solutions, developed by Autonom‘lab.
The Easy-to-read Association (ALF) adapts legal texts and informative documents to a clear language so public bodies and companies can improve their communication with their audience: accessible information.
Easy to Read Map
On the Easy-to-Read Map (ETR) you can find organizations, associations, libraries and bookshops that collaborate with Easy To Read Project. Users can know where a ETR is or find the nearest bookshop, or partners organizations. Is promoted by Easy-to-read Association (ALF).
Regional Anticipation Competences for SMEs (RACS)
Regional Anticipation Competences for SMEs i.e. RACS is a project in 2011-2014 focusing on developing foresight methods and activities applicable for small and medium size enterprises from different sectors in specific regions in Uusimaa county.
The key actors in the project were three upper secondary education institutes, i.e. Omnia, Luksia and Keuda together with Laurea University of Applied Sciences.
Technical questionnaires to measure accessibility in museums
The project, developed by Mònica Molina, presents a methodology based on a series of technical questionnaires to measure accessibility in both spaces as a museum services.
Tamashi is much more than just a doll. It is a project, performed by Arantxa Gisbert student of BAU, to help all those who unfortunately suffer from fibromyalgia and are not even able to hug their own children. This work is dedicated to all of them.
In Japanese culture it is believed that all objects have a soul. So Tamashi (“soul” in Japanese) is an extension of the mother’s soul. Whenever she cannot hug her child, she can embrace Tamashi as a substitute.
A Bridge Between Two Epochs
It is a publication that shows the life of His Highness Aga Khan III, important character in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, that stands for political, social and educational impact within the Shiite Muslim community speaking openly about deficiencies Muslim east and equality of women.
In the edition “Ciutat Flamenco 2014”, Avanti-Avanti Studio proposed to its organizers, Taller de Músics and Mercat de les Flors, to design the festival communication in a more inclusive and accessible way, created “Flamenco Sign”. The first flamenco glossary for sign language.
Universal Design Small Student apartment
The students’ apartment designed by JYP Conseils, Company owned by Jean-Yves Prodel, has only 22m2 but contains all the elements and a smart space distribution to guarantee that any student, despite his or her physical capacities can live autonomously in the apartment.