The “Accessibility Awards”, organized to support the designs and products, projects and applications of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services that facilitate the lives of disabled citizens, attracted great attention this year. While a total of 1075 applications were made for accessibility awards; Most applications were made in the categories of "Accessibility Social Responsibility Projects", "Accessible Designs and Products" and "Accessible Public Institutions and Organizations".
Applications received in 9 categories
Applications; “Accessible Designs and Products, Accessible Digital Applications, Accessible Public and Institutional Organizations, Accessible Universities, Accessible Local Administration Services, Accessible Workplaces, Accessibility Social Responsibility Projects, Scientific Studies and Projects in the Field of Accessibility and Accessible Media Content” categories.
1075 Applications Made
A total of 1075 applications were made through the system. Most applications were made in the categories of "Accessibility Social Responsibility Projects", "Accessible Designs and Products" and "Accessible Public Institutions and Organizations".
Jury members consisting of academicians, relevant public institutions and organizations and persons working in relevant non-governmental organizations for the disabled and the elderly started to examine the application forms.
"Accessible Turkey, I'm here for Barrier-Free Living"
On the other hand, within the scope of the Accessibility Awards, a promotional campaign is organized and shares are shared from social media accounts with fully accessible (sign language translation, written and audio description) posts. Printed / digital posters and billboards were hung in all provinces, and printed / digital banners were published in football, volleyball and basketball competitions. TV and radio spots were broadcast to broadcast channels via RTÜK, and the public was promoted and broadcasted. These include the introduction of famous players and the server's "Accessible Turkey, I'm here for Barrier-Free Living" was provided to contribute pulling videos. anyone who wants to "Accessible Turkey, I'm here for Barrier-Free Life" can participate in the campaign by saying pull videos to share on social media.
Theater, athletes from the cinema and range of players, many names ranging academics from bureaucrats, social media accounts "Accessible Turkey, I'm here for unobstructed life" by sharing the message of accessibility arrangements for people with disabilities in all areas of social life was urged to do.
They Said "I'm Here Too For A Life Without Barriers"
Among the names supporting the Ministry's campaign with social media messages are the actors Turgay Tanülkü, Hakan Boyav, Bülent İnal, Hakan Bilgin, Alara Turan, Ali Nuri Türkoğlu, Bahadır Yenişehirlioğlu, Gökşin Saraç, İsmail Hakkı Ürün, Tolga Öztürk and Cem Uras.
Moreover artist Murat Kekilli also "Accessible Turkey, I'm here for unobstructed life" was one of the artists who share his message.
A National Men's Basketball Team Head Coach Orhun Ene, national players Gizem Yavuz, Doğuş Özdemiroğlu, Berk İbrahim Uğurlu, Names such as national football players İrfan Can Kahveci, Mehmet Topal and Berkay Özcan also provided support.
14-year-old Koral Berkin Kutlu, who passed the Paralympic A Dam by winning a gold medal at the International Paralympic Swimming Races held in Greece, Paralympic national swimmer Sevilay Öztürk, athlete Merve Cansu Demir and Nesim Turan, karate athlete Furkan Köseoğlu, Paralympic archers Nil Mısır, Yiğit Caner Aydın and Merve Nur Eroğlu also supported the campaign.
The social responsibility campaign, in which academicians and bureaucrats participated with their messages, spread to a wide audience with the posts of non-governmental organizations.
Videos Opened to Public Voting
During the application, applicants were asked whether there was a request to participate in the referendum or not. Videos added to the system by those who want to participate were opened to public voting. Videos of applications for the public voting, which will continue until December 31, were made public on the Accessibility Awards web page, accessibility.ailevecalisma.gov.tr. More than 50 thousand votes were cast in the public voting, which attracted great attention in a four-day period.