Free app created in Italy to denounce non-compliant architectural barriers

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.08.01
Free app created in Italy to denounce non-compliant architectural barriers
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It is now possible for Italians to use a free app (Google Play Store, Apple Store or Web-based version) created by the social welfare, Italian not-for-profit, Associazione Luca Coscioni, to report architectural barriers that make the city unlivable, especially those that impede daily access for persons with disabilities. A true public service that allows citizens to act on behalf of other citizens. A missing ramp, an impossible-to-navigate broken sidewalk or a blocked entrance due to an illegally parked vehicle – or any number of barriers can be identified by the app’s geo-locator. The barrier is highlighted on a map with a red signal, that turns to green when the barrier has been eliminated – thanks to this initiative. Furthermore, the app enables users to send an email form directly to the Mayor’s office which has precisely 30 days to rectify the situation.

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