The Mind Inclusion project wishes to help intellectually disabled persons to have access to public spaces and exercise their rights. While project partners strongly believe that a more inclusive society is possible, it is a fact that, currently, public places such as bars, libraries, parks, and shops are not always designed for people with disabilities.
Based on the common conviction that everyone should be free and comfortable in the places they frequent, hence, there was born the Mind Inclusion application: a practical, useful, simple, easy-to-use tool that helps people with both cognitive and physical disabilities find and reach different spots in a city; as well as give them an understanding of the offer of those places, from services to opening hours, exact location, how to reach it and what the neighbourhood is like. In other words, the Mind Inclusion app wishes to help its users know more about a place in just a few clicks, for everyone to enjoy a better social life in an inclusive environment!
The app, indeed, wants not only to improve the inclusion in society of people with disabilities, but also to connect with managers of public places and make them more aware of the theme of social inclusion. In a time like this, spreading the seed of solidarity and attention to the other is more important than ever.
- If you are the manager of a public space and you are interested in becoming part of this great initiative, watch this video.
- If you want to use the app, download it from the Google Play store in English, Lithuanian, Spanish or Italian (soon in French as well).
What are you waiting for? Create your Mind Inclusion app account!
Started in November 2018, the Mind Inclusion 2.0 project aims to find sustainable and inclusive solutions that help caregivers improve their skills, on one hand, and allow disabled individuals to participate in social life on the other hand – with the goal to help people with disabilities overcome obstacles, thanks to technology, when accessing public places. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, the project consortium gathers lead partner Margherita: Società Cooperativa Onlus (Italy) together with Polibienestar Research Institute, INTRAS Foundation (Spain), Social IT Software & Consulting Srl (Italy), Lietuvos sutrikusio intelekto zmoniu globos bendrija «Viltis» (Lithuania) and ALDA.