Monitoring Accessibility in Georgia

Overview

Dates: 
06/12/2013
Social: 

JumpStart is partnering with Georgian disabled persons organizations (DPOs) Accessible Environment for Everyone and Mariani as well as with New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map) to collect and analyze data about the accessibility of Georgia's many places. This project will fill a void in public data that will shine a light on just how inaccessible Georgia is and allow DPOs to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Georgia.

This isn't just another mapping project. We are building a platform to crowdsource actionable data relevant to the Convention that will strengthen DPOs' advocacy campaigns. Georgian DPOs, by leveraging the data, will be able to incentivize business and organizations to comply better the Convention's norms and bring real statistics to lawmaker's attention, something that is currently not possible.

The platform will:

  • allow anyone to evaluate a venue's compliance in an easy and intuitive way
  • allow anyone to search for venues based on need (e.g. I am looking for a nearby cafe that has accessible bathrooms.)
  • give access to DPOs to statistical summaries of complex information to drive their advocacy compaigns (e.g. Which government buildings have inaccessible bathrooms?) 
  • allow DPOs to measure adherence to the norms in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

If you would like to get involved, please don't hesitat to contact us. If you would like to help fund this project, PLEASE don't hesitate to contact us. This project is currently unfunded and driven by the passion that Georgia be an accessible environment for everyone.