I am writing to you today with an idea that has come from several different personal observations. I live in the community of (Winston Heights)Mountview and aside from a few years away, have basically lived here for the majority of my life. I recently renovated and moved into what was my childhood home, in the same community after selling my own home, also in the ‘hood. The community itself is undergoing considerable... more »
Placing a shelf on the outside of recycling bins (residential and/or public) where empty bottles and cans can be easily accessed by "bottle pickers". This will decrease the need for these individuals to hunt through garbage/recycling bins.
Update the Plus 15 systems with consideration of universal design to to improve accessibility for all, to help overcome visible and not so visible barriers to accessing the network.
Make the zoo free for those wearing cowboy gear during Stampede.
Using cultural centers for candidate visits. Providing candidate info in multiple languages at cultural centers. Using cultural community leaders to facilitate interaction with candidates and city leaders for voting information and encouragement.
(This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of the Calgary Public Library IdeaLab Monthly Design challenge, which used this topic as the focus for the event!)
A mobile voting bus (like a bookmobile) would make schedules stops at locations like nursing homes or hospitals to allow all people to vote without barriers. People can board the bus or request an election officer bring in the voting iPad so their vote counts. They could also be transit voting buses stationed at major transit terminals to help commuters vote. (This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of... more »
Election and Information Services Division should include a polling station at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre for its homeless clients. .
Be My Eyes is a mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection - http://www.bemyeyes.org/ Over 385 thousand sighted people have signed up to provide assistance, yet only 30 thousand people are receiving help. We could help spread awareness of tools like these to assist more visually impaired people in being even more able, resourceful, and creative... more »