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Participants wanted for accessibility project in Zurich

The Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich is launching the pilot project «ZuriACT: Zurich Accessible CiTy» with the City of Zurich for barrier-free and inclusive mobility in District 1 of the City of Zurich. The project team is looking for participants.

Existing routing services and digital maps fail to provide practical navigation guidance for disabled people in terms of mobility due to the lack of relevant information (e.g., sidewalk inclination, crossings, and ramps) to the needs of these user groups, which results inincomplete routing results or results that may not always reflect real-world conditions.

The ZuriACT pilot project aims to remedy this situation by providing a basis for a systematic collection and enrichment of accessibility features with and for citizens in Zurich.

For this purpose, the project team is looking for community-dwelling older adults with agerelated mobility impairments, parents with pushchairs, disabled people in terms of mobility, and their relatives or caregivers who would like to share their know-how and help contribute to the inclusivity of the city of Zurich. Participation will be compensated with a contribution towards expenses.

Interested individuals can register here to take part in the project. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Further information about the project can be found under this link and in the flyer for participation (PDF, 239 KB).