Since 2020 the the Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (BSVÖ) is part of the DANOVA project. It is a transnational cooperation project co-funded by ERDF, IPA, and ENI (European Union funds) that aims to improve the accessibility of airports, seaports, train/bus stations to blind and partially sighted people by developing a set of new services and competencies to ensure full access to all transportation information, facilities, and services.
The DANOVA project team, 18 organizations from the Danube region, including BSVÖ, is now looking for innovative ideas /solutions in the field of transport and mobility for blind and visually impaired people. The Call for Ideas is open for submissions from the 1st of September to the 15th of October via following link: https://cutt.ly/RQpcWjK
Submissions can be made in two categories, firstly modifications of the built environment and secondly assistive technologies. Within this categories following criteria will be assessed: direct link to transportation, existing infrastructure for the idea to be based upon, entry-level of skills needed for the usage, added value in comparison to existing solutions, time for implementation and budget and operational expenses.
Chosen ideas will have the opportunity to be presented at the final project conference in Vienna to various international stake- and shareholders in the field of transportation. Additionally the ideas are going to be part of the official project publication. Further information can be found here.