- Original Title: Dita Jeme - My Day
- Year: 2017
- Award: WSA European Young Innovators
- Category: European Young Innovators
- Producer: Egzona Hoxhaj
- Organisation: Dita Jeme - My Day
- Country: Kosovo*
- URL: http://www.handi-kos.org/sq/Njoftime/DITA-JEME-MY-DAY-254
My Day is an app/software platform informing persons with disabilities about accessibility in public buildings located in Pristina. Volunteer students from the Faculty of Architecture initially evaluated accessibility in educational and health facilities based on the availability of ramps, horizontal access, lifts, toilets and parking. A broad network of volunteers followed up in administrative facilities, cultural/sports and other facilities providing services to citizens.
My Day understands true community inclusion to mean everyone, regardless of capability, participates side-by-side. People with disabilities have the right to inclusive education, living, employment, and leisure opportunities. While designing and facilitating their own care, opportunities and support, people with disabilities also depend on the awareness of the surrounding community. My Day is what active citizenship is all about: facilitating lives, sensitizing the community and bringing people together through digital innovation. The true spirit of the European Youth Awards.
“True community inclusion occurs when everyone, regardless of capability, participates side-by-side. People with disabilities have the right to inclusive education, living, employment, and leisure opportunities. They play a large role in helping to design and facilitate their own care, opportunities and support, but they also depend on the attention that community gives them.
The Jury thought that My Day is what active citizenship may represent: identify, promote and rate places that are accessible for people with disabilities, by improving a free app access in all smart phones and always updated with new places. Initially were students of Architecture from the University of Prishtina that provided the database, but nowadays the project works in a volunteering bases. My Days facilitates lives, sensitizes the community and gather people through digital innovation. The true spirit of the European Youth Awards.” – EYA Grand Jury Report