The project specifically aims at:
- The co-design and development of an European Android APP to gather information about public places that are keen and sensible to people with disability and their caregivers.
- The development and sharing of successful methodologies and practices connected with the use of the APP to build inclusive communities.
- Fostering the use of the APP and an independent and inclusive life style for people with disability.
- Improving digital competences of people with intellectual disabilities and educators/social workers.
- Enhancing cooperation and sharing experiences among organizations working with people with disabilities across Europe.
Before the end of the project, we decided to promote the creation of a community to disseminate and promote the Mind Inclusion APP and the related methodology, believing that anybody can act to favour social inclusion. What are you waiting for? Join our community.
The MindInclusion App
The MindInclusion APP is an Android application co-designed together with people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Its main aim is to support people with disabilities in accessing and evaluating public places according to how much these are inclusive. It also allows promoting social inclusion, equity and accessibility at community level.
The APP helps people with disabilities, both cognitive and physical, to find and reach new different spots/places in a city. It also allows understanding what services a place offers as well as other useful details such as opening hours, location, how to reach it and what it’s available around it. Finally, thanks to user-generated reviews, it allows to understand if a place is accessible and inclusive, and if it responds to the needs of the user with just a few taps.
From the other side, the APP is useful for educators, caregivers and managers of public places too. It helps them to connect together and to make communities more aware of social inclusion, building social networks.
The design of the APP has been developed specifically to be as possible the most accessible for people with disabilities, and then for everybody who is interested in contributing to promote social inclusion and accessibility.
Help us by joining the MindInclusion community! Sometimes inclusion it’s only having the right gaze!
Our founding partners
Margherita Soc. Coop. Soc. ONLUS is a non-profit social cooperative established in 1987. It develops and manages social projects and services promoting social inclusion, active citizenship and a culture of solidarity targeting children, youths, elderly and people with disability. Its vision is to create a social responsible territory, an inclusive community, in which solidarity, integration and active participation are shared values.
INTRAS Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1994 which accompanies people with mental health problems in the recovery of their life projects.
It offers professional and research services to meet people’s needs and manage various centres in 6 provinces of Castilla y León working in a network with entities throughout all Europe.
POLIBIENESTAR is a public research institute belonging to the Universitat de València (Spain), specialized in research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the field of social policies. Main research and work areas are the following:
- Smart cities
- Social policy
- Governance and Public Administrations
- Economy and Business
- Institutional capabilities
The Lithuanian community for the care of people with intellectual disabilities was founded in 1989 and it is currently an association consisting of 54 members from various districts and cities of the Lituania. It unites more than 11,000 members: children, young people and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and carers and professionals.