International Design for All Award recognizes innovative accessibility projects
Held on 10 March 2015, during the Urbaccess accessibility and universal design fair in Paris, the 6th edition of the International Design for All Foundation Award ceremony awarded 5 projects out of a selection of 43 projects from 15 different countries recognized as "Good Practices 2014".
The 5 winning projects are:
Products and services already in use:
- Seniori365.fi (Laurea University of Applied Sciences)-Finland: a new internet platform to support seniors and their caregivers at home and enhance co-operation between city, educational organizations of different levels (vocational, UAS, university) and study programs
- Etxegoki (Federación Coordinadora de Personas con Discapacidad Física de Bizkaia-FEKOOR)-Spain: a facility with 32 assisted apartments for persons with physical disabilities based on the concept of "participatory design"
Projects, proposals, initiatives, methodologies and studies:
- Habitat for all (Autonom'lab)-France: a regional participative and cross-disciplinary study on adapted collective housing
- Interactive sensory labels for improving the visitor experience at the British Museum (University of Reading and The Rix Reseach Center UEL)-United Kingdom: involve the use of technology and sensory information to help make museum/heritage sites more exciting and appealing to people with learning disabilities
- Ecuadorian Methodology for Developing Universal Accessibility Plans-Ecuador, vive la inclusión (SETEDIS-Secretaría Técnica para la Gestión Inclusiva en Discapacidad and Vicepresidencia República del Ecuador)-Ecuador: an innovative methodology to assess and measure Universal Accessibility and facilitate the development of accessibility plans