In 2023, Berlin will host the Special Olympics World Games, the world’s largest inclusive sporting event. Between June 17 and 25 approximately 7,000 athletes will compete at several locations in Berlin.
As part of Berlin’s sustainability program Inclusion ’23, the Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) is working on the project Olympklusion – mit Bus & Bahn inklusiv zu den Special Olympics World Games. The project is taking the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 as an opportunity to develop a mobility app that is as easy to use as possible for the largest possible group of passengers. Information in easy-to-use language, digital guidance systems and a digital video navigation assistance system are among the features to be integrated into the app.
HFC contributes its expertise in the fields of accessibility and UUX of digital systems to the project, and will accompany the app development accordingly. We also support the user research, and will conduct the evaluation of individual system aspects as well as of the app’s beta version.