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Practices awarded with the Design for All Foundation Awards Trophy

Trophies 2016

Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

“Parks of Sintra Welcome Better”: Trophy 2016

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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.


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4 educational products of Signes de sens: Trophy 2016

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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...."


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Seable Holidays: Trophy 2016

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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.


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Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

Concept of barrier-free environment in the historic center of Kuldiga: Trophy 2016

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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.


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Accessibility in Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Technical Form for Validation, Selection, Calculation and Basic Equipment of universal Accessibility for shelters: Trophy 2016

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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.


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Special mentions 2016

Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

Spinal cord Injury treatment in Cruces public Hospital: Special mention 2016

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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.


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Gres ceramic tiles for urban solutions: Special mention 2016

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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.


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Skoog: Special mention 2016

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Skoog, designed by Skoogmusic company, enables anyone to engage in active music making without the need for prior musical training or instrumental skill. It is unique in this regard.


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Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

Monument Protection & Accessibility: Special mention 2016

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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).


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Milvus&Lanius senior residences JongMëtt Lënster à Junglinster: Special mention 2016

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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.


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“5 Friends, 5 Senses”: Special mention 2016

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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.


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Inclusive Choir: Special mention 2016

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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.


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Immersive Modeling: Special mention 2016

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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.


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Trophies 2015

Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

Seniori365.fi: Trophy 2015

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Seniori365.fi is an Internet platform where seniors can find information for their welfare and their cares to help make a better service.


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Etxegoki: Trophy 2015

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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.


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Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

Habitat for all: Trophy 2015

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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.


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Interactive sensory labels for improving the visitor experience at the British Museum: Trophy 2015

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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.


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Ecuadorian Methodology for Developing Universal Accessibility Plans: Trophy 2015

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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.


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