Accessibility Mainstreaming Workshop

Erişilebilirlik Ana Akımlaştırma Atölyesi

Civic Space Technical Assistance Project, which is funded by the European Union, is organising an Accessibility Mainstreaming Workshop on Tuesday 20th of December from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Cyprus Turkish Association for the Orthopedically Disabled premises. The Accessibility Mainstreaming Workshop aims to contribute to strengthen accessibility mainstreaming in civil society organisations’ (CSOs’) policies, actions, and daily activities. The workshop will take place in Turkish and there will be simultaneous interpretation in English, and sign language interpretation during the workshop.

The definition of accessibility mainstreaming is: "A strategy for making disabled people's concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres so that disabled people benefit equally, and inequality is not perpetuated. The ultimate goal is to achieve disability equality."

During the workshop, we will present the recently published Accessibility Mainstreaming Guideline. This Guideline contains applicable measures that CSOs can use at policy, strategy and activity levels. In addition, the Guideline also provides a checklist that can be used to assess whether your organisation is implementing the recommended measures and steps. In addition, following the workshop, Civic Space will offer tailor-made coaching for CSOs who need more specific guidance in accessibility mainstreaming.

Civic Space is a project funded by European Union with a total budget of 1.749.800 Euro and its objective is to contribute to build, in the Turkish Cypriot community, a stronger civil society, which supports democratic changes and confidence building measures.

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