The project „Overcoming barriers" has been implemented by the Prague Organisation of Wheelchair Users for more than twenty five years. 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 we can 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.
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 for regional development of the Czech Republic.