Eurotrotters - 2013 Tour - An Accessibility Initiative of Jaccede, France
13/05/2013 | 0 comments
In Autumn 2013 two volunteers from Jaccede, the Eurotrotters, are coming to Europe to spread the accessibility message and create a human platform for exchange to complement the virtual tools offered by Jaccede to all people with limited mobility and concerned citizens.
Starting out from Jaccede's home base in Paris, Marie and David, volunteers at Jaccede.com, will crisscross Europe from 9th - 22nd September 2013; sometimes by plane, or by car, train or boat but always by wheelchair.
David will visit Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen, while Marie will go to Barcelona, Madrid, London and Dublin.
In each city they will meet like-minded organisations and individuals and invite all interested parties to take part in information-gathering and awareness-raising activities, using Jaccede Mobile to break down barriers and create links, whilst experiencing different approaches to disability and accessibility.
Organisations taking part in these actions will:
- be part of a European, dynamic network for accessibility;
- share data on accessibility in a large number of cities;
- benefit from Web visibility: Eurotrotters website, Jaccede website, Facebook and blog;
- be part of a community based on a positive philosophy, social innovation, diversity and solidarity.
How can you get involved?
- Overnight hosting in your town
- Transfers to and from airport/station
- Joining the Eurotrotters in their activities on the field, and inviting your contacts and members to take part
- Spreading the message through local media and social networks, with an emphasis on local involvement.
Claire Baker - Project Manager
Jaccede.com was founded in 2006 with one cause at the heart of its actions: accessibility for everyone.
The main goals of Jaccede.com are:
- share information about accessibility;
- promote accessible places;
- raise awareness amongst the public;
- carry out united actions from the grassroots, involving those people directly affected by the issue.
Jaccede Accessibility Guide, Website and App.
Since its launch in 2006, Jaccede.com has spear-headed an online, collaborative guide of accessible places which any Internet user anywhere in the world can consult and contribute to with the aim of providing essential information about the accessibility of public places.
Today, Jaccede.com offers information on more than 27,000 places of leisure, culture, public services, shopping, etc...
The guide is free of charge, available on the Internet (www.Jaccede.com), Iphone and Android and is used by 25,000 visitors a month (to download it: http://www.jaccede.com/mobile-apps/). Already available in English and French, the full app and database is soon to be released in German and Spanish.
Read more about The Eurotrotters tour and Jaccede.com's Accessibility Guide by downloading the PDF documents in the right-hand panel.
Jaccede.com is an Associate Member of ENAT