ROME. The training project will be carried out in the period May-June 2021. It also includes a theoretical training on accessibility and inclusion. Therefore, students are expected to focus on defining the parameters of accessibility needs. And on further impediments that each person can present. In addition to architectural barriers and visual-sensory difficulties.
Starting between May and June, the collaboration to map parking lots, public offices and some commercial activities, which will be made available, through the Willeasy Rileva application, between Willeasy srl – an innovative startup with a social vocation and the GG Marinoni state technical and technological institute of Udine. The Friulian startup created by William Del Negro is working in recent months on the creation of the first digital ecosystem for accessibility to places and events by people with specific needs (due to disabilities, old age, food allergies / intolerances, travelers with animals , families with small children and pregnant women, etc). For the success and effectiveness of this project, the collaboration of public institutions and associations, as well as private companies, is particularly necessary. Municipalities, for example, will be able to identify buildings (the town hall, the library and so on), requiring the presence of some students to carry out the mapping.
Even the managers of an economic activity (shops, bars, restaurants) will be able to give students the opportunity to test the Willeasy Rileva app, carrying out the first analyzes on the accessibility of the premises. Del Negro specifies: “We do not want to judge anyone, but simply collect information that is fundamental for many people and that can be useful to move with more serenity, helping entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities deriving from inclusive thinking”.
Involved 100 students of the Marinoni institute, which for over fifty years has been involved in the training of technicians operating in the construction, territory, graphics and communications sectors. The students will collaborate with Willeasy for a pcto activity (paths for transversal skills and orientation) aimed at carrying out a study based on basic mapping services through the Willeasy Detect application, with the aim of collecting useful data and make them visible and available to the community, allowing people to know specific and fundamental information for their needs. The initiative, to which several municipalities have already joined, is sponsored by Anci Friuli Venezia Giulia. Specifically, 60 students from the construction, environment and territory and 40 from the graphics and communication curriculum will be involved.
“For Marinoni this is an experience in line with a series of activities previously initiated by the institute, which in the field of technical training and education for active citizenship have seen our students committed to collaborating with local institutional realities for the redevelopment of common areas, in terms of accessibility and complete and safe usability », comments the head teacher, Laura Decio. Satisfaction by William Del Negro, who declares: «We continue to work to spread the culture of accessibility, carrying out concrete and innovative actions through digital mapping in Friuli Venezia Giulia. I am therefore particularly proud to carry out this project with such young people, who represent the future of our company. A society that we want better and more inclusive. The young people of today will be the designers of the future and this initiative will help them to look at things differently ».