Launch of Access City Award 2016

The Access City Award is organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum to encourage cities to share their experience and to improve their accessibility for the benefit of all. The 2016 edition is now open and cities over 50,000 inhabitants are invited to submit their applications for the award by 10th September 2015.

The competition will comprise a first, a second and third prize plus two new special mentions:

  • The 'access to work' special mention will reward efforts undertaken by cities to ensure that public employment services, as well as initiatives by the private sector, facilitate the access to work and they make information on jobs accessible to people with disabilities;
  • The 'accessible smart cities' special mention will recognise efforts by cites to ensure that they become smart in an inclusive manner, in particular ensuring that their technologies, user interfaces, and related services are accessible for people with disabilities following a 'design for all' approach.

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