The Belgian non-profit 'CAP48' recently designed a new type of bell that helps schools integrate disabled students. Although schools have become more accessible than in the past, disabled students still face a number of challenges that prevent them from joining their peers in everyday activities. This unique initiative calls attention to the fact that schools in Belgium and France need to do more to integrate disabled students.
To increase awareness about accessibility issues, CAP48 designed a school bell that delivers messages from disabled students. Instead of projecting the sound of a traditional school bell, the unique device plays personal messages from handicapped children. The messages are designed to play at specific times, such as lunch and the end of the day. The messages describe how the students wish they cold join in the various classroom activities, but are unable to because the environment is not accessible.
The initiative has already caught the attention of the Belgian Minister of Education Joëlle Milquet, who vowed to make accessibility a top priority.
Accessibility-Oriented School Bells
More Stats +/-
Safe Staircase Walkers
Disabled Parking Projections
Wheelchair-Accessible Car Services
Efficient Aircraft Wheelchairs
Oral Writing Implements
Free 2018 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.