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CAP4Access Presented at IWART Conference

The results of the CAP4Access project were presented at the International Workshop on Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology (IWART), organized by the Miguel Hernández University in Elche on 14 th December 2016. The IWART conference was attended by international experts in the field of assistive and rehabilitation technology from the clinical, scientific and engineering communities.

Mireia Ferri, from the Polibienestar Institute of Valencia University, and Fini García, from the Elche City Council, gave a presentation on the aims and final results of three years of work in the CAP4Access project. The audience, composed of researchers and professionals interested in new perspectives in these fields, was especially interested in the impact of the use of the set of apps developed in the  CAP4Access project.

More information on the conference can be found here.

Mobile Ramps for Heidelberg

On Saturday December 3, 2016,  the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the CAP4Access team from the GIScience group of Heidelberg University carried out a mapping event in Heidelberg. The purpose of the event was to update the wheelchair accessibility information of several locations on Wheelmap, because the owners of these places had recently acquired mobile ramps to improve their accessibility. The purchase of these mobile ramps was part of the campaign “Hürdenlos rein”, initiated by Heidelberg’s Representative for People with Disabililities, Chrisina Reiß. Continue reading Mobile Ramps for Heidelberg

SAP and GIScience map in Heidelberg

A group of SAP employees took part in the software giant’s “month of service” and mapped the wheelchair accessibility of places in Heidelberg. Together with members of the GIScience group of Heidelberg University they added more than 100 new locations to the online map Wheelmap.org, providing local and visiting wheelchair users with valuable information on getting around the picturesque town. Read more here.

Mapping Miguel Hernández University

On Monday 24th October, students pursuing an Occupational Therapy degree at Miguel Hernández University tagged the wheelchair accessibility of their campus in Elche, Spain.
Before beginning the mapping party, members of the CAP4access team from the Elche city council and Polibienestar Research Institute at the University of Valencia, explained the project and the tools to be used for gathering and sharing information about the accessibility of public spaces.  Continue reading Mapping Miguel Hernández University

Mapping Accessibility in Thessaloniki

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, which focussed on accessible tourism this year, another worldwide “MapMyDay” mapathon was carried out. This time the goal was to gather information on the wheelchair accessibility of tourist spots near and far. Because as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared: “On this World Tourism Day, let us recognize that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.” Continue reading Mapping Accessibility in Thessaloniki

Visita para todos a San Nicolás

Con motivo del Día Mundial del Turismo que se celebra todos los años el 27 de septiembre y que este año lleva por lema “Turismo Accesible para todos”, los socios del proyecto Europeo CAP4Access financiado por el VII programa marco de la Unión Europea han organizado diferentes actividades para promocionar el turismo para todos en diferentes ciudades europeas. En este marco, el Instituto de Investigación Polibienestar de la Universitat de València organizó el pasado 21 de septiembre la segunda visita guiada a uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos y turísticos de la ciudad de Valencia: la Iglesia de San Nicolás. En esta ocasión la visita estaba especialmente diseñada para personas con discapacidad. Continue reading Visita para todos a San Nicolás

Mapeando Accesibilidad en Elche

first clue mapping party 290716La Escuela Abierta de Verano del Proyecto municipal Elche Convive ha colaborado con el Proyecto europeo CAP4Access mapeando el Barrio de Carrús de Elche.  80 chicos y chicas, de edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 16 años, se reunieron el 29 de julio en la Plaza 1º de Mayo y, pese al sofocante calor, ayudaron a etiquetar con Wheelmap la accesibilidad de este popular barrio de Elche. Días anteriores prepararon la actividad visitando los establecimientos de la zona, para sensibilizar a los propietarios sobre el objetivo de CAP4access, y llevaron a cabo una labor de campo para introducir nuevos establecimientos en OpenStreetMap. Continue reading Mapeando Accesibilidad en Elche

Students active in Elche for Accessibility

The Open Summer School Carrús – Toscar from the Elche Municipal Service Elx Conviu participated in MyAccessible.EU by mapping accessibility in the Carrús neighborhood.Eighty girls and boys between the ages of 12 and 16  met on July 29 in the  Plaza 1º de Mayo in Elche, Spain. Despite the sweltering heat, the students tagged the accessibility of a large number of public places in this popular neighborhood using Wheelmap, the online map for wheelchair accessible places. Continue reading Students active in Elche for Accessibility

Visitas a la Iglesia de San Nicolás

IMG_8722Con motivo del Día Mundial del Turismo que se celebra todos los años el 27 de septiembre y que este año lleva por lema “Turismo Accesible para todos”, los socios del proyecto Europeo CAP4Access financiado por el VII programa marco de la Unión Europea están organizando diferentes actividades que promocionen el turismo para todos junto con los resultados del proyecto. Con este propósito, el Instituto de Investigación Polibienestar de la Universitat de València ha organizado un Ciclo de visitas a uno de los monumentos más emblemáticos y turísticos de la ciudad de Valencia: la Iglesia de San Nicolás. Continue reading Visitas a la Iglesia de San Nicolás