International Design for All Foundation Awards 2017 Winners Announced

International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2017

Group picture of laureates and winners

On 18 May 2017, during the gala dinner of the 1st International Congress of Active Tourism for All, in Sant Antoni de Calonge, Girona, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place. 
For the 8th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 13 different countries as “Good Practices 2016” as they had met the assessment criteria. These Good Practices were then assessed in terms of their relevance, methodology, outputs, impact and innovation by an international jury to select the five winners of the trophy 2017. Four Special mentions were also given.

Winners 2017


Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

  • Mímisbrunnr Climate Park 2469 - Our times' knowledge source in Jotunheimen is accessible to everyone (Oppland County Council) - Norway
  • EVA Facial Mouse (CREA Software Systems and Vodafone Spain Foundation) - Spain
  • Accessibility to religious heritage in five temples in the Historic Center of the city of Puebla (Re Genera Espacio and @ 0.0 Arquitectos) - Mexico

Category: Projects, proposals, methodologies and studies

  • On Thin Ice - Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities in Canada's Arctic North (GAATES) - Canada
  • aim4it-Accessible and inclusive mobility for all with individual travel assistance (Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG) - Austria
  • Special Mentions 2017


Category: Spaces, products and services already in use

  • Seable active holidays for physically and visually impaired people (Seable Ltd) - United Kingdom
  • Sjöängen centre of culture and knowledge in Askersund (Askersund municipality) - Sweden
  • Inland region universal designed by 2025 from vision to strategy (Cooperation between the regional county councils of Oppland and Hedmark) - Norway
  • Travolta Suite Astoria7 (Hotel Astoria7) - Spain
Once again, the Foundation would like to offer sincere congratulations to all those who were recognised for their Good Practice and winners. We would also like to thank all those who attended the event for joining us on this event especially important for the Foundation.
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