Aradippou municipality is set to begin collaborating with Ablebook app, aimed at supporting people with disabilities, it emerged on Thursday.
“The possibilities technology offers us can and should be utilised for equal access to all,” mayor Evangelos Evangelides said.
Ablebook is the first app for people with disabilities in Cyprus, that offers information over accessibility facilities for various sites and communities across Cyprus.
Founded by Andreas Vasiliou, driven by his own personal difficulties which come from his disabilities, the interactive app offers and allows users to select location categories and facilities they want to find. The app filters out possible locations.
It also allows users to report problems they faced at a certain place, visible for other people using the app.
Evangelides, along with municipal secretary Matheos Alambritis met with Vasiliou who described the app’s possibilities, as well as his vision to develop it across Cyprus.
“The municipality is ready to support this effort,” the mayor said.
“Every tool gives us the possibility to create better conditions for the daily lives of our fellow citizens that are facing difficulties.”