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ISEMOA Good Practice Fact Sheet

Title in original language Občina po meri invalidov
Title in English Disabled friendly community
Location Slovenia
Year 2003
Initiator Association of Working Disabled of Slovenia (ZDIS)
Developed by
(one pick only)
  • PRM lobby group
  • Organization
Implementation Area
  • Municipality
  • City
  • Urban
  • Rural
Supported accessibility level
  • Macro accessibility
  • Meso accessibility
  • Micro accessibility
Elements of the working process - Preconditions
  • User needs
  • Legal / Administrative context
Elements of the working process - Policy
  • Policy on paper
Elements of the working process - Strategy
  • Programme / Plan
  • Partnerships
  • People
  • Budget
Elements of the working process - Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Management review
Type of PRM Affected
  • Visual impaired
  • Motor impaired
  • Hearing impaired
  • Cognitive / Learning impaired
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - City Bus
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Regional Bus
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Tram
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Underground
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Light Rail
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Local Train
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Long Distance Train
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Transport - Ferry
  • Service
  • Vehicle
  • Stops / stations
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Space - Pedestrian / wheelchair
  • Availability
  • Quality
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Space - Cycling
  • Availability
  • Quality
  • Information
  • Service
Application Field / Target area - Public Space - Road Design
  • Freedom of barriers
  • Quality
  • Information
Application Field / Target area - Public Space - Land-use planning
  • Enforcement
  • Infrastructure
  • Information
Why is it a good practice example? 'Disabled friendly community' is a programme for communities friendly to all its inhabitants. Cities and municipalities should act in the benefit of all and keep in mind that their people are children, adults and elderly persons, including those with disabilities.

The 'Disabled friendly community' programme helps to establish communication between people with disabilities and local communities and work together in a goal oriented process to improve living conditions for all.
Background and Objectives / Aims The 'Disabled friendly community' programme was developed by the Association of Working Disabled of Slovenia with the following objectives:

- To encourage local communities (cities and municipalities) to create opportunities for people with disabilities to realise their rights in their local environment in accordance with standards for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities and the Madrid declaration.

- To improve conditions for social integration and to prevent discrimination of people with disabilities, to create conditions for cooperation and inclusion in the decision making process in their local environment

- To transfer knowledge from best practices and start a debate on the role of local communities in the system, to describe the role and its potential for working in the interest of all its inhabitants and use this as a base for connecting those interests.
Implementation (incl. obstacles, public participation) ‘Disabled friendly community’ is a title granted to cities and municipalities after successful implementation of the standardised process, led by the Association of Working Disabled of Slovenia. It encourages communication between decision makers and people with disabilities, sets clear goals and projects and follows their implementation.

Candidate communities must first formally state their intention to take part in the process. A working group with representatives of people with specific disabilities, local decision makers and other relevant stakeholders is established which prepares a status analysis in accordance with standards for equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. The analysis must be confirmed by the city council to form a solid platform for an action plan.

In the next step the action plan is prepared by the working group. It sets out measures to overcome recognised barriers, sets time scales, financing options and responsibilities. The local community is responsible for the implementation of the action plan and is committed to report on success and barriers for implementation.

Evaluation of activities is carried out by the project group on a yearly basis.

Only after finishing the complete circle of activities is a community awarded with the title 'Disabled friendly community'.
Conclusions (incl. output, analysis of benefits) The programme started in 2003. Until 2011, more than 10 municipalities successfully completed the process and hold the title ‘Disabled friendly community’.
Source / Link http://www.zdis.si/node/538
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