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IT Funk - IT for funksjonshemmede

IT Funk has been The Norwegian Research Council's RTD-programme on ICT for people with disability.

Universal design and accessibility for all. The purpose of IT Funk has been to contribute to accessibility for all, including persons with disability, to information and communication technology (ICT) and to society through the use of ICT. ICT-based products and services developed for the general market must be accessible and useful for everyone at reasonable prices. IT Funk has paid special attention to areas where accessibility issues impact on a person's life chances, such as education, employment and basic services to citizens.

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2010 Design for All Award for new polling station

Ms. Liv Signe Navarsete, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, received The Design for All Award 2010 in Oslo for a new polling station concept "Blanke Ark". The award was announced at the Design Day March 17. IT Funk is sponsoring this award, which was presented to the Minister by Maja Arnestad, IT Funk-coordinator.

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Liv Signe Navarsete (left) receives the Design for All Award from Maja Arnestad, coordinator of IT Funk. Photo:  Erlend Sæteren.
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Liv Signe Navarsete (left) receives the Design for All Award from Maja Arnestad, coordinator of IT Funk. Photo: Erlend Sæteren.
The jury recommends the polling station for its fresh and modern style, which at the same time speaks of a formal and serious occasion. Accessibility is achieved along all dimensions. The voting booth is easy to enter and to use, with information texts easy to read and understand. The interior accommodates the requirements of the diversity of voters, standing or sitting, with tabletops at two levels. The ballot box has an attractive design which also meets the needs of voters with reduced mobility or visually impaired. The polling station was also nominated for The Brit Design Award 2010 in the UK.

Read more about the Design for All Award on the homepage of the Norwegian Design Council:
www.norskdesign.no/the-design-for-all-award/blanke-ark-polling-stations-article14159-8215.html
www.norskdesign.no/2010/democray-for-all-article14368-8593.html

This document was first published 24.03.2010, and updated 01.10.2012.


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