Habitat III The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. 17 – 20 October 2016, Quito – Ecuador.

11. Accessibility Map App

Innovative Technologies

The Nippon Foundation

Location: Centro Cultural Benjamín Carrión (CCBC), Ulpiano Paez St. and Jorge Washington St.

The project promotes a society where everyone can enjoy the city and its public spaces, having access to all its spaces as well as adequate facilities, guaranteeing a good quality of life for people with disabilities. The Accessibility Map APP offers the possibility to share information about the accessibility and usability of places like restaurants, shops, hotels and public facilities among others. The app is helpful for wheelchair users, elderly, parents with strollers, people with dogs’ assistance as well as their family, friends, partners and colleagues enabling everyone to get around the city freely. This service aims at improving social inclusion as a key factor in achieving the SDGs in the cities, which still lack in guaranteeing universal access to people with disabilities.