It is with great pleasure that we announce the new project we will be working on, Map4Accessibility!
The Map4Accessibility project is supported and co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme. The project has a budget of 430,215 EUR and brings together 7 partners from 6 different countries. It starts in December 2021 for 3 years until November 2024.
Map4Accessibility will develop a pan-European accessibility mapping app which provides information on the accessibility of public spaces. The project will be carried out via 4 case studies in 4 cities – Catania, Italy; Berlin, Germany; Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; and Lisbon, Portugal and will be based on the already develop Portuguese accessibility app – + Acesso para todos. For the design, development and testing of the app the project will engage higher education students by combining service learning and academic coursework – in such a way students will be both civically and academically engaged to work on a community-identified concern.
Europroject was responsible for the successful setting up of the project. We will be the project manager, quality and communication strategy lead, as well as responsible for the platform content integration and accessibility guidelines production.
We are all looking forward to the start of the project! More information can be found on: https://map4accessibility.eu/