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Barrier-free Project

Accessible Accommodations for two African experts

Initiators

Support Team for Barrier Free in ECAS
Sarah Thiele
Sunghea Park
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Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    5.000 CHF

    100% funded

  2. Finish Stage:

    10.000 CHF

    105% funded

With your support, two African experts will have accessible accommodation and services at the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) in Basel, Switzerland.

We are looking for your financial support or/and alternative contribution in enabling 1) Sefakor's access to hotel and transportation by wheelchair from 27 June to 2 July in Basel, estimated cost of CHF 1500 and 2) Ambrose's access to keynote lectures, roundtable discussions and panel presentation in the form of CART (real time captioning services) at an estimated cost of CHF 7500.

If we reach the first target of CHF 5000, we can support Sefakor's wheelchair accessible hotel and transportation costs as well as real-time captioning service for one and a half days of the conference for Ambrose.

Actually, considering the fees, I would word it thus: If we reach our goal of CHF 10000, we will be able to support real-time captioning for all three days of the conference, wheelchair accessibility and possibly accommodations for the cultural program taking place in the evenings.

You can join the barrier-free project with financial support for two experts and/or with an alternative contribution (i.e. offering accessible accommodation for Sefakor or offering your professional services/technological know-how to support captioning services for Ambrose).
In order to ensure that Sefakor has access to the conference, the following points had to be addressed: proximity to the conference center and public transportation accessibility, ramps and paths around the hotel, bathroom and shower standards as well as turn-around space in the hotel room, and lobby accessibility.

Transportation from the airport as well as to cultural events taking place in the evening are invaluable to ensure Sefakor’s full participation.
While Ambrose is traveling with his own Sign Language interpreter, the demands of interpreting a conference full-time as well as providing additional evening services are too much to ask. In addition, the challenge of translating terminology from English to Ugandan Sign language are great enough to require the services of a professional captioning service.
Support Team for Barrier Free in ECAS
Support Team for Barrier Free in ECAS
Basel, CH
ECAS Team

We are volunteers who are responsible for barrier-free access to the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 2017) taking place this year in Basel, Switzerland. We are working to ensure that two visiting experts/panelists from Ghana and Uganda with specific needs have full access to the Conference.

Sarah  Thiele
Sarah Thiele
Student

Project volunteer

Sunghea Park
Sunghea Park
Intern

Project volunteer

News

Invitation to a specific panel

Invitation to a specific panel "Disability and Technology"

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Dear Booster Thank you so much for your contribution to the Barrier Fre...
Dear Booster Thank you so much for your contribution to the Barrier Fre...
June 01
2017

A Message from Sefakor

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Dear Boosters Thank you so much for all your supports making a change ...
Dear Boosters Thank you so much for all your supports making a change ...

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News

Invitation to a specific panel

Invitation to a specific panel "Disability and Technology"

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Dear Booster Thank you so much for your contribution to the Barrier Fre...
Dear Booster Thank you so much for your contribution to the Barrier Fre...

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