Accessibility

 

Accessibility

We interpret accessibility in a broader sense – including not only the absence of barriers in built environments, but also the openness of spaces, organisations and social processes for as many persons as possible – of all ages, with and without disabilities. We firmly believe that the awareness of stakeholders (in politics, administration, organisations and companies) is a prerequisite for sustainable changes in this field.

The AEMA project is carried out by 12 organisations. They work together to build strong networks and develop national checkpoints dedicated to accessibility in adult education. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the coordination of the project.

The "Being healthy" trainings target people with learning disabilities and aim at supporting them to improve their health literacy. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the evaluation of the training provisions.

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Guidelines “Mobility in old age” will support the creation of an elderly-friendly environment in order to make the public areas easily accessible for older people and people with restricted mobility. queraum is responsible for the development of the publication and considers the inclusion of the perspectives of experts and older people as extremely important.

The innovation project "BarriereCheckpoint" is dedicated to the development of a major platform for organisations and companies interested in accessibility and equality issues regarding persons with a disability.

The project "AccesSchool" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and aimed at assessing the educational and structural accessibility of schools with different experience in the field of "inclusive education". queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the implementation in Austria.

The project team – consisting of researchers and experts with and without disabilities – will find out if women with disabilities who have experienced violence have equal access to support services. Furthermore the cooperation and communication between women's counselling services, women's shelters and service providers for persons with disabilities will be improved.

The overall objective of the project Mobility Scouts is to involve older men and women in decision-making processes and enable and empower them to contribute to the creation of age-friendly environments and services as co-producers. The Mobility Scouts concept was piloted as an EU project with several partners. In 2019, the project is again carried out in Vienna.

The new information material will support younger and older job seekers with learning disabilities and their families in finding adequate jobs and/or training positions on the open labour market.

The project aims to facilitate access to literature for deaf people by translating world literature into Sign Language. In the course of the project our partners in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia translate a set of literary works and texts into the respective national sign language.

Access to cultural goods is basically needed for identification with social groups and communities and, therefore, is a requirement for social integration. Regarding this, the EU-project “Museum Sign Language Guide” aimed at making museum information and exhibitions more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing people by developing museum guides for deaf people in three pilot-museums.

The AEMA project is carried out by 12 organisations. They work together to build strong networks and develop national checkpoints dedicated to accessibility in adult education. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the coordination of the project.

The project team – consisting of researchers and experts with and without disabilities – will find out if women with disabilities who have experienced violence have equal access to support services. Furthermore the cooperation and communication between women's counselling services, women's shelters and service providers for persons with disabilities will be improved.

The "Being healthy" trainings target people with learning disabilities and aim at supporting them to improve their health literacy. queraum. cultural and social research is responsible for the evaluation of the training provisions.

The overall objective of the project Mobility Scouts is to involve older men and women in decision-making processes and enable and empower them to contribute to the creation of age-friendly environments and services as co-producers. The Mobility Scouts concept was piloted as an EU project with several partners. In 2019, the project is again carried out in Vienna.

Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Guidelines “Mobility in old age” will support the creation of an elderly-friendly environment in order to make the public areas easily accessible for older people and people with restricted mobility. queraum is responsible for the development of the publication and considers the inclusion of the perspectives of experts and older people as extremely important.

The new information material will support younger and older job seekers with learning disabilities and their families in finding adequate jobs and/or training positions on the open labour market.

The innovation project "BarriereCheckpoint" is dedicated to the development of a major platform for organisations and companies interested in accessibility and equality issues regarding persons with a disability.

The project aims to facilitate access to literature for deaf people by translating world literature into Sign Language. In the course of the project our partners in Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia translate a set of literary works and texts into the respective national sign language.

The project "AccesSchool" was launched within the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and aimed at assessing the educational and structural accessibility of schools with different experience in the field of "inclusive education". queraum. cultural and social research was responsible for the implementation in Austria.

Access to cultural goods is basically needed for identification with social groups and communities and, therefore, is a requirement for social integration. Regarding this, the EU-project “Museum Sign Language Guide” aimed at making museum information and exhibitions more accessible for deaf and hard of hearing people by developing museum guides for deaf people in three pilot-museums.