We’re collaborating with De Lovie vzw to improve accessibility for disabled young people.
This shouldn’t need to be said, but at Bits of Love, we highly value inclusivity.
De Lovie vzw recently submitted a project to the King Baudouin Foundation & BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation to develop a digital tool that makes leisure activities more easily available to disadvantaged young people.
De Lovie is a social organisation that supports children, youths, and adults who suffer from a disability in all of the Westhoek, whether at home or on location. They organise plenty of recreational activities, but have noticed that their offerings unfortunately don’t always reach their intended audience, namely the youth. There are several reasons for this:
- The offers get printed in brochures, but these aren’t widely distributed.
- The network of these young people filters the activities for them, and therefore makes it more difficult for them to choose freely or autonomously.
- There are a number of social organisations with similar offerings, but this data doesn’t get visualised in one central location and thus lacks easy access for these young people.
Making the offerings available digitally on an app installed on the young person’s smartphone will remove any external barriers and help make this offer a lot more accessible overall.
In order to make the app and its information more understandable, we opted to work with the ‘BE(eld)TA(al)’ method, which is a form of pictorial communication that involves using a set of universal icons that our target audience is already familiar with.
Bits of Love will be taking on a third of the development costs from its social statutes and is delighted to support these young people for whom belonging to our society isn’t always evident or as accessible.