Elementary students in Ichinohe created a universal design map
The town of Ichinohe, located in the northern region of Iwate Prefecture, is the host town of the Republic of Paraguay for the 2020 Olympics. On September 24, 2020, all 32 fourth-grade students in the Ichinohe Elementary School worked together to create a universal design map by checking the accessibility of various facilities around the town.
They checked various areas such as the pools in their school, the town’s sports park, the Okunayakama Kogen Ski Resort, the Goshono Jomon Park, and others, to see whether they are wheelchair accessible for the Paralympian athletes when they stay in the town for the pre-game training camp. The students also checked whether the toilets and vending machines are also easily accessible for the athletes.
The students noted each facility’s specific features and discussed in a group to create a universal design map. Through this activity, the students boosted their inspiration in realizing an inclusive society in their hometown.
Lifelong Learning Division, Board of Education
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Office of International Affairs
Iwate Prefectural Government
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