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This is the presentation for weedayout.com which took the runners-up slot at Social Innovation Camp Scotland on June 21st 2009.

This is the presentation for weedayout.com which took the runners-up slot at Social Innovation Camp Scotland on June 21st 2009.

Live demo available at www.weedayout.com

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  • For most people you don't think twice about toilets Toilet provision as a passport Accessible provision Changing places Personal story
  • importance of toilet as freedom existing svcs in public places not visible current method is asking LA's for form 170k in the UK who need full accessible provision A few quotes from Government Paper in 2006 called AN URGENT NEED from Public Health Dept. "More seriously, for older people, those with disabilities or health problems, the lack of public toilet facilities restricts their lives. Indeed it is not just an issue of “ inconvenience”, it is about people’s dignity and quality of life." "Until new provision begins to become available we should make the best use of what we already have. This means ensuring everyone knows the location of publicly accessible toilets and what facilities are available."
  • sit or squat – not accessibilty changing places – not user-generated limited info, not online/public book (national key scheme guide lists 7000 toilets, £12.25 a year!) ‏
  • tourist sights can access new markets public spending on individuals rather than free info toilet per person not just existing provision, encourage new facilities
  • For most people you don't think twice about toilets Toilet provision as a passport Accessible provision Changing places Personal story

Wee Day Out V1 (Final) Wee Day Out V1 (Final) Presentation Transcript

  • #sicamp scotland | 21 st June 2009 | a sunday hello | we're weedayout.com putting accessible toilets on the map
  • a mapping service for all accessible toilets a passport to freedom initially focussed on provision in Scotland a big splash in a small pond sharing information & opening resources a website that we needed yesterday is the following things
  • More seriously for those with disabilities or health problems, the lack of public toilet facilities restricts their lives. Indeed it is not just an issue of “inconvenience”, it is about people’s dignity and quality of life. from An Urgent Need , GLA As a disabled woman, I have to plan my life around when I have to go to the toilet Joyce, 33 solves a real problem
  • fills a gap Expensive and static Can’t search for disabled access Defunct Useful but top-down and bureaucratic General, initial London-focussed
  • is a live prototype let's have a wee look [go to www.weedayout.com]
  • 250k people on high rate Disability Living Allowance in Scotland It costs £85,000 every year for full-time support if the carer becomes injured Recognise disabled people as a consumer group - worth £500M to the Scottish economy Campaigning power – working with authorities to fill gaps will make a difference
  • how data & users will grow... Local authorities 1. Provide baseline data 2. Generate data 3. Community building Existing public data sets Disability charities Forums Social networks Disability charities Users
  • what will happen next... 1 month Operational
    • Use Learning Disability week
    • starting tomorrow to build profile
    • Development of key relationships
    • w/disability organisations
    • All Scottish baseline data entered
    • Outreach with stakeholder group to grow user-data/in-kind support
    • Recruit advisory council and ID skills shortages
    • Apply accessibility features to site
    • Integrate social media presence (inc photo utility) ‏
    Volunteer phase 90% grants : 10% income
    • Funded role of community manager / toilet ratification
    • Protocol developed for for opening private facilities via the site
    • Text services integrated
    3 months 6 months Technical
  • Every time we go out, it’s like the clock is ticking – we can’t really stay out for longer than three hours at a time. That’s because there simply aren’t any toilets anywhere that Sara can use Linda, carer If the family ever needs to go out for more than a few hours Kunal has to stay at home with a carer – he hates this. No-one likes to sit at home staring at four walls. Kunjalatta, mum remember why we're here... Images and stories from Changing Places
  • thank you | we're weedayout.com help us put accessible toilets on the map