Innovative Practices 2014 on Accessibility
Access for all children
“NiDondolo does not discriminate with its design: a child with a disability, sitting or lying down in NiDondolo, looks like any other child.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||NiDondolo|
|Beneficiaries targeted||children who have limited mobility, sensory or mental capabilities|
|Approach/ model/ solution:||a game of movement, suitable for children of all ages|
It was wanted by the ASBI Association (Spina Bifida Association Italy) because their children could not play independently in public playgrounds and no company had suitable games in the market. So the architecture took up the challenge with a small working group of children with spina bifida malformation, to give rise to the project.
NiDondolo is a new game that works with different modes and for that reason it attracts all children, facilitating their integration and group play. It develops the proper psycho & motor growth of the child because it develops the “proprioception”: the ability of our body to have the perception of self in relation to the outside world. It is also a challenge because it allows 25 or more children to play safely and contemporary together in a very small space.
CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK
NiDondolo was tested and is now used in Child Neuropsychiatry, in its small size is a useful tool for the therapy, thanks to its three and free movements of rotation, twisting and swinging. In hospitals, the game satisfies the needs of young patients, even the weakest, because it requires no physical effort.
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