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This manual was developed as part of the Economic Empowerment Project in Myanmar. It includes all the tools that were developed for, revised or created after an audit visit, based on experiences and information from the field. This was done by Enablement, in collaboration with TLMM and two students from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam.

With this manual, we hope to ensure the sustainability of these tools to enable countries such as Myanmar to have inclusive marketplaces.

During our involvement in the Economic Empowerment Project in Myanmar, we have been involved in accessibility audits of marketplaces and the development of a tool to give guidance on the different adaptations that make a marketplace more inclusive, as well as to help people understand why it is important to create inclusive marketplaces.

The flashcards contain six categories: entrance, pathways, displays, facilities, directions and rules and regulations. Every category has a few topics. Within the topics, two situations are described: the DO and the DON'T. 

On each card is also specified what type of marketplace (e.g. new or existing) the adaptation is meant for.

The flashcards are freely available in English and are currently being translated into Burmese.

For enquiries or any interest in translation, please consult [email protected].

In addition to the RehApp mobile application, Enablement has developed flashcards for those preferring paper-based tools. All the information from the RehApp chapters can be found on these paper-based flashcards.

More chapters and translations are currently being developed, so keep an eye on this page for new additions!

The flashcards are available for free download on this page.

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