Managing the Legacy of Inclusion: Copa 2014 & Rio 2016

What are the core tasks of those responsible for Copa (World Cup) 2014?

  • To deliver fans and athletes to the gamesBrasil-2014.jpg
  • To deliver the games to the world
What is necessary to serve Copa 2014 fans with disabilities?

  •  Information, transportation, seating and accommodation, educated service.

 These needs recur from city to city. Unfortunately there is no study comparing cities that will allow us to measure the relative success between cities.

There are only two more years to Copa 2014 but we have four more years until we can say we have finished creating the Legacies of Copa 2014. 

How can that be? Because the program of physical accessibility for Copa 2014 must be fully complete in two years but the campaign for full social inclusion involves capturing the imagination of every tourist who comes to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

In the larger campaign for social inclusion Copa 2014 and Rio 2016 are one continuous project of the disability community.

What is necessary from the Brazilian disability community?

      • Build for two years.
      • Educate for two years.
      • Recruit for two years.

Then study and learn from the results of the legacy that is Copa 2014/Rio 2016.

From 2012 to 2014:

    • Forge solidarity with other PwD in all Copa 2014 host cities
    • Learn your rights as a Brazilian with a disability
    • Understand Brazil's technical norms for accessibility
    • Discover who our allies are
    • Expose corruption

From 2014 to 2016:

    • Document and share the experience of full inclusion at Copa 2014
    • Monitor ongoing maintenance of accessible event information outlets, transportation systems, and lodging in Fortaleza - and throughout the  network of Copa 2014 host cities
    • Teach the rest of Brazil, with pride in Fortaleza, how you made Ceara accessible and inclusive before Rio 2016
    • Telling the world the ways that Brazil is rebuilt, accessible, and welcoming

From 2016 to 2018:

        •  Analyze and publish data on the host cities'progress from 2012 to 2016 
        • Reinvent the accessible physical legacy of Copa 2014/Rio 2016 with new inclusive experiences: Music, international conferences, regional cultural celebrations
        • Specifically invite all major Disabled Peoples' Organizations (DPOs) to hold their international conferences in Brazil's accessible venues and enjoy Brazil's inclusive culture.

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