Associação Salvador

About Associação Salvador

Salvador Mendes de Almeida, the name that gives face to the association, founded in 2003, which works in the area of motor disabilities. Improving the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities, and promoting their inclusion in society, are the pillars that form the company’s vision, as well as raising society’s awareness of equal opportunities.

Improving the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities, and promoting their inclusion in society, are the pillars that form the company’s vision, as well as raising society’s awareness of equal opportunities.

With this purpose in mind, it has developed several projects over the years, which improve the quality of life of countless people. These are based on three aspects: knowledge, integration, and awareness, each of which has its impact and contribution to society.

Some examples are: creation of cooperation networks; inclusive events, employment support, adapted sports; road prevention campaigns and calls for compliance with the Accessibility Law.

Key Topics
  • Progressive Web App Web Design
  • Custom development
  • Integrations with external tools and platforms
  • Supporting information about accessibility and inclusion
The Challenge

Reflecting the vision, mission and values that govern the brand, they intended to have a Progressive Web App that, in addition to helping people with accessibility limitations, would also increase awareness about the various levels of accessibility, digital, physical and social barriers that exist. in certain locations. This should be a collaborative Web App, where each user would make their contribution, identifying areas without access/with limitations, and listing improvements to be made. Therefore, it would involve higher education students, educational establishment employees, and other stakeholders, through a “learning methodology in a community context“.

Another of the project’s objectives would be to encourage higher education institutions and European cities to adopt accessibility strategies at the level of: “built environment and public spaces, public facilities and services, transport and related infrastructures, location-pin- information and communication, legally binding accessibility standards, and also considering information and communication technologies.

In summary, the “Map4Accessibility (M4A) project has its origins in a combination of social inclusion, accessibility for disabled people, civic engagement and ICT-based solutions“.

Summary

Technologies: React; Laravel.
Solutions: Progressive Web App; Development.

Solution

A Progressive Web App was developed to map public spaces in 4 European cities, Lisbon (Portugal), Berlin (Germany), Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), and Catania (Italy). Which means that Map4Accessibility (the Progressive Web App created), allows users to describe the physical and web accessibility of various locations and objects, providing relevant information about accessibility levels. To this end, the platform relies on the intervention and collaboration of higher education students and employees of higher education Universities (project partners), in order to increase awareness of the digital, physical and social barriers by which people accessibility limitations they experience.

Map4Accessibility, has an Admin Backend and API to identify and list accessible points, public places and directions. And features were included such as: Registration/ Login (create account, login with Google or Facebook); Dashboard and statistics; User profile; Accessibility screen; Map (create new place and define route); Place (detail and create new assessment); Consult the ranking (city, country and location); Back office; Navigation map; Multi-language.

Results

  • Progressive Web App with custom-designed features;
  • Usability, design and navigation;
  • Improved customer and admin experience;
  • Information presented on accessibility levels by location/ city;
  • Increased satisfaction of guests with special needs.

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