What Matters to Me is a brand new app for anyone who needs extra support. Personalised information; easy to share and all in one place. Send your profile to hotels, restaurants, care providers, cinemas; whoever needs to know how to support you. You can also show your profile from your smartphone. Great for anyone who finds speaking difficult.
• Wheelchair access requirements
• Food allergies
• Communication needs
• Daily routines
• Personal preferences
• …and much more!
The app will benefit anyone who experiences barriers to inclusion. For example; people who have a physical disability, learning disability, autism or chronic illness. An especially good tool for people who have support workers or personal assistants.
The voucher code TOGETHER20 gives you 6 months of free access
WAYS TO USE THE APP
Going on a trip
Tell the people at your destination what kind of accommodation and services you need. Send a link in advance and request a confirmation.
Send a link to your assistant in advance. Your assistants will then understand your needs more quickly. They can learn independently. No need to keep repeating yourself to new staff.
Participating in events
Make it easy for an event organiser to learn about your preferences and needs. Submit a link to your profile e.g. in an event registration form.
Save your profile to your smartphone's home screen, making it easy to find. Waiters and waitresses can easily and quickly see your dietary restrictions and dining needs.
Taking care of a child
Explain easily how things work best for your child. Send a link to people who are involved in your child's life.
Are social situations and communication with others sometimes difficult? Save your profile to your smartphone's home screen, making it easy to find. Help customer service staff meet your needs by showing them your profile page.
Esa has a 40-year old son with Down’s Syndrome and he explains briefly how the What Matters to Me app is helping both of them to get understood.
Lina, who uses a wheelchair, explains how the What Matters to Me app helps her in everyday life.
Coordinator Matti Koikkalainen from assistance centre Sentteri wonders why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?
Innovative and global
You can use ”What Matters to Me” all over the world. Zero Project has ranked this application within a category of innovative practices.