Other shortlisted practices 2014

Network for barrier-free points of interest

CEDOS created a database for barrier-free points of interest in Austria in cooperation with local communities and the tourism industry. The database can be consulted via Internet to check the points concerning accessibility.

CEDOS relies on the power of networks in the creation of accessibility, and on the positive social and economic vision of more than 80 communities in one Austrian Province.

Marion MOSER
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:CEDOS Netzwerk für Barrierefreiheit
Organisation:CEDOS Netzwerk
Country
of origin
Austria
Beneficiaries targeted Persons with reduced mobility and/or disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:Network for barrier-free points of interest

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Over 80 communities and more than 100 touristic establishments involved
  • The project started in 2009
  • Presented at the EDEN award (for European tourism)

PROBLEMS TARGETED

For persons with disabilities several points of interest are not easily accessible due to missing ramps or structural barriers. Checking the accessibility of these points in advance is not always possible.

PROJECT

CEDOS provides knowledge, tools (a database for checking buildings, tourist attractions etc. on accessibility for all target groups), professional analysis of infrastructure, workshops, counseling for the community and positive public image. Economic advantages (tourism) induce additional motivation for the communities.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

The participating communities appreciate that through training (development of own competence) and the open access of sites they are able to work on the removal of barriers on their own. Through membership in the network, the activity is not limited to a singular initial effort, but the consciousness is firmly anchored in the communities. Inquiries from Germany show the transferability also over the federal borders.

CEDOS online analysis tool CEDOS online analysis tool © atempo GmbH

CONTACT

Ms. Marion MOSER
CEDOS. Consulting, Franchise & Sales GmbH
Heinrichstraße 145, 8010 Graz, Austria
+43 3168147160
marion.moser@cedos.at
www.cedos.at

Nominated by: Klaus CANDUSSI, atempo