The project „Overcoming barriers" has been implemented by the Prague Organisation of Wheelchair Users for more than fifteen years, and many of you probably still know it by it's previous name „Barrier-free Prague". We dropped the orginal name two years ago, in order to boldy take our activities beyond the borders of the capital city. The project activities and their outputs are now so extensive, that it has earned it's own web space. And here it is!
The basic prerequisite for an independent life is primarily freedom of movement. Project „Overcoming Barriers" is based on the reality that the perception of accessibility of our surroundings is very individual, and the needs of each one of us can be so different.
With this concept in mind, we have prepared these pages, through which we can offer you as much useful infomation as possible in order to help you overcome barriers of various kinds.
We would like to share our experience and data we have collected about accessibility or inaccessibility to public facilities, public transport and parks. We will introduce you to our detailed methods of mapping and also with the general legislation, which deals with the issue of „no barriers". We will advise you and help you with „tailor-made" building alterations.
Finally, we would like to offer you a glimpse into the conceptual part of our Organisation's project and working groups, whose common aim is to improve free movement for all people with limited possibilities.
This space isn't meant to be just a notice board, where we put up notice of achieved goals, but we enthusiastically welcome your participation with the contents and send us valuable comments and queries.
Website „Overcoming barriers" is operated by the Prague Organisation of Wheelchair Users, a civic association, by financial support from the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Furthermore, the accessibility mapping project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Ministry for regional development of the Czech Republic.