The 3rd Adaptathon award ceremony took place on 16 November in Toulouse’s Museum, as part of the “Ville & Handicap” (Disability-Friendly Cities) event.
Eiffage Route Sud-Ouest’s team, represented by Mathieu Girardin-Faure, QHSE, was awarded first prize on the theme of How best to include invisible disabilities in corporate awareness-raising schemes? with a project entitled “Le ¼ heure du handicap” (15 minutes for Disability). This award provides a year’s support for the team from social innovation incubator Catalis, to help them carry through their project to term.
The project offers a turnkey kit enabling companies to adopt and ritualize a monthly fifteen-minute slot to raise awareness of a certain type of disability. The sessions are led independently by volunteer employees using downloadable content, with the support of a Handbook. This contains protocols and FAQ and is circulated with the aim of persuading corporate management to commit. It will be offered to Eiffage for inclusion in the group’s disability awareness policy.
The Adaptathon is an open, creative marathon organized for the last three years by Ambition Toulouse Métropole. Participants from the public and private sectors, research, education, entrepreneurs and specialists are invited to compete in teams to promote technological, organizational and social innovations aiming to adapt companies for people with disabilities. The event is sponsored by Mayor of Toulouse and Toulouse Urban Area President Jean-Luc Moudenc and businessman Philippe Pozzo di Borgo, whose story inspired the film The Intouchables.