What I always wanted to say

Nominated 2011

Country: Austria

Region: Styria

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Disability

Project owner: Verein INITIATIV für behinderte Kinder und Jugendliche

Responsible person: Dr. Peter Rudlof

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

After being trained in the issue of disabled access and their rights, people with a disability check their local area for disabled access. They are supported by experts who themselves are disabled. Positive and negative examples are compiled through images, words and sounds and presented to the relevant decision-makers. They then obtain further information and concrete tips as to how they can design their community to offer greater disabled access. In future, an ‘arbitration coach’ with a disability will ensure that the statements provided by decision makers are implemented.