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Access City Award 2017

A. CITY IDENTITY

  • Help Include here some basic information about your city, its morphology and history insofar as these aspects can have an impact on accessibility (for instance whether it is built on hilly ground, or has a medieval centre with narrow streets and hurdles difficult to overcome for wheelchair users or the visually impaired).   700

B. SCOPE OF THE INITIATIVES

  • Please provide a short description of existing and planned initiatives in the following four areas.

    For each initiative / action / programme include its aim, objectives, beneficiaries, start date and end date. Demonstrate global approach and ambitious vision for the future in tackling accessibility in your city. Where possible, quantify the level or percentage of accessibility in the areas below. For example: percentage of accessible metro stations, number of vehicles, websites, buildings etc.

  • Help Please describe measures related to the city centre design, streets and pavements, parks, squares, monuments and open spaces, markets, festivals and other outdoor events.   1300
  • Help Please describe measures related to the car parks, airports, railway stations and bus stations, taxis, trains, buses and trams, proximity, interconnectivity of public transport and availability of journey information.   1300
  • Help Please describe measures related to access to the city authorities' official information, for instance: accessibility of promotional multimedia information of the municipality, advice and citizen feedback procedures on the accessibility of the website, online information provision in arts, culture, entertainment, sport facilities, signage and guidance in public places, outdoor or indoor, tourist/visitor information, accessibility of the public information kiosks, provision of assistive technology and inclusive ICT resources for the whole community in public libraries and online centres.   1300
  • Help Please describe the public services provided by your city (like social services, healthcare, youth, education, leisure and sport activities and facilities, etc.) and indicate to which extent they are accessible to persons with disabilities, illustrating how accessibility is considered and integrated in these services. You can give examples of alternative formats for e-gov services, as well as examples of services provided in multimodal way and by different channels.   1300

C. OWNERSHIP / LEVEL OF COMMITMENT

  • Help Please demonstrate the global policy on accessibility carried out in your city by presenting for instance: inclusion of accessibility in a coherent strategy or policy framework; high-level policy statements and commitments to accessibility; mainstreaming in the city’s policies and its regulations; structures or framework to implement/coordinate/monitor accessibility actions, responsible department(s), main actors involved, resources and staff allocated; monitoring and evaluation mechanism, information if a city has carried out a cost-benefit analysis of implementing accessibility.   1300

D. IMPACT

  • Please include quantitative and/or qualitative data to support the impact and effectiveness of your initiative + benchmark.

    The impact assessment must refer to initiatives mentioned in the Section “Scope of activities”.

  • Help Please provide examples as well as qualitative and quantitative data.   1300
  • Help Please provide concrete examples.   1300

E. QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF RESULTS

  • Help The quality of results is defined in terms of improvements made to the level of accessibility and its compliance with standards and legislation. You may also indicate whether your initiatives are related to any local, regional, national and European actions.   1300
  • Help Please describe and indicate the time frame, if possible.   1300

F. INVOLVEMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND RELEVANT PARTNERS

  • Help Please describe these activities by providing examples. Where possible, please include the views of persons with disabilities on the accessibility of the city.   1300
  • Help Please give examples; you may also mention your membership in different kinds of organisations related to accessibility etc.   1300

G. WHY DOES YOUR CITY DESERVE THE AWARD?

  •   1300

H. SUPPORTING MATERIAL

  • In addition to the information provided in this form, you are invited to upload - or send links to - relevant supporting material (including audio-visual material).

    You can upload up to 10 files (maximum size of 1 file is 10 MB) and up to 10 links. Accepted file formats are: doc, docx, rtf, pps, ppsx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, pdf, zip, gif, jpeg, jpg, png. You can upload files in your national language.

    We recommend you to upload one power point presentation highlighting and illustrating (e.g with pictures) the strong points of your application.

    All files that are uploaded as support material must be appropriately named. The file name should be in English and should make it clear what the file represents or contains.

    You might want to provide an additional brief information about content of the supporting documents in the field below.

  •   3000

I. CONTACT PERSON, WEB LINKS AND POSTAL ADDRESS

  • Help Provide here all necessary contact details for the person in your administration responsible for this application.
  • Help You will automatically receive at this email address a PDF copy of your registration
  • Help for receiving correspondence from the European Commission
  • Help Please include also links to your administration's website and, if available, to pages on disability and accessibility.   1000

DISCLAIMER: Unless the opposite is explicitly requested by the participating city, the submitted presentation texts can be made public on the Access City Award web site

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