OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more

Profile

Recent comments

(2) View all
link

Tenna commented on Gantabya - The Talking Destination

Hi Sonika,

Thanks for your response. I see what you mean (and I wish I could draw a little drawing and attach the comment). But I still think, the culture changing is an important part of the solution (Need: From ignoring disabled to engaging with and helping disabled): My idea is to have a marked (standing) area in the bus, where you can stand, if you want to help a diabled person OR you are a disabled person who needs help - it has to be very clear with signs or pictograms, that if you stand here, its because you want to help. In that way its hard to say no, if a diabled person asks for your help there.
In that way you can start building a community of culture changers - not just inside the busses, but outside aswell. Make a communication campaign that supports this need - a campaign that engages people. In Denmark we have a bureau called Kadaver (=corpse...) and they worked with the Copenhagen busses to make a bustrip a better experience - check them out: http://kadaver.dk/cases/arriva-danmark-bedre-bustur/ (sorry its in Danish - but there is pictures and a video:)).
Im not suggesting that it should be either tech or low tec - Im suggesting that you consider using both solutions. So my advise would be: Find a creative (and experienced engager) communications person to team up with.

Good wind with the project!:)

/Tenna

link

Tenna commented on Gantabya - The Talking Destination

Say... Rabin talks about changing the culture. Maybe a simple low key solutions could be that is a special area in the bus is for disabled people OR people making themselves available for helping disabled. Hopefully this could build a helping community.