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    National days of action for the rights of people with disabilities | City of Geneva

    10 years ago, Switzerland ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. To celebrate this anniversary, the City of Geneva has joined forces with the Canton, as well as the various associations and institutions active in the field of disability, to offer an awareness campaign entitled “Like everyone”. This will take place, from May 15 to June 15, through a fifty shares.

    “Inclusive future”

    Celebrations are planned throughout Switzerland under the banner “Inclusive future”. In Geneva will take place workshopsof the conferencesof the projections and festive moments. Symbolically, the Mont-Blanc bridge will be adorned with the colors of “Inclusive Future” until May 17, and the Jet d’Eau will be adorned in blue on June 15. The closing day will take place the same day at Palexpo in the presence of the Federal Councilor Elisabeth Baume-Schneider.

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    In 2020, the City of Geneva launched a policy and universal accessibility program. Upstream of each project developed by the City, there is now an accessibility reflex. This program has already enabled several achievements:

    • the provision of information on accessibility of buildings And municipal public spaces on the City’s website;
    • the ongoing or future completion of major works to improve access to buildings frequented by a large public, for example at the Eaux-Vives Town Hall or at the Saint-Georges Funeral Center and Cemetery;
    • regular awareness raising among all City employees via the continuing education;
    • the publication of a short guide “Welcome+” distributed to event organizers so that they are truly open to everyone.

    Among the projects planned by the City of Geneva in 2024-2025 are the creation of a inclusive playground at the Ansermet quay, a credit proposal from the Department of Planning, Construction and Mobility to finalize bringing 150 TPG stops up to standard located in town, the publication of a brochure for businesses, containing advice to enable them to implement better accessibility for their customers, and raising awareness of services of the City to encourage them to hire people with disabilities.

    “Like everyone”

    Entitled “Like everyone else”, the awareness campaign covered four themes: the right to training, the right to employment, the right to housing and the right to autonomy. The campaign was developed in partnership with a jury including people with disabilities. The people who lend their image are Genevans in real situations. The graphics and typography were chosen in a accessibility logic to the greatest number. Posters are also available in audio description.

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