OK:GO and Pro Infirmis
In addition to self-recording with ginto, companies also have the option of having their accessibility information determined by auditors from Pro Infirmis.
Do you want to record your company’s accessibility information but want to learn about the various options first? Here you’ll find an overview of the two recording options.
1. Self-declaration (OK:GO)
The tourism services provider records the accessibility information for its services itself using ginto as a technical basis. The recording process is simple and only requires a few hours of work. This service costs the company nothing¹.
Service providers carry out the recording themselves.
The recording tool “ginto” is self-explanatory and simple.
The OK:GO entry is impartial and unbiased.
Completed entries are transmitted and displayed on various channels via an interface (on discover.swiss among others).
¹ Participation is free for the duration of the project financed by Innotour. The company can end its participation at any time, there is no cancelation period.
2. Audit (Pro Infirmis)
The accessibility information for your services is recorded by auditors from Pro Infirmis. The company receives pictograms that summarize its accessibility and a link to a website with all the detailed, impartial information. The majority of this form of data recording takes place within the framework of local or regional partnerships with municipalities or tourism organizations. Outside of such projects, this service will cost the company a one-off payment of CHF 500 for six years. The Claire & George Foundation and HotellerieSuisse carry out such audits in the hotel industry in cooperation with Pro Infirmis. These are subsidized for the time being and cost CHF 250. For more information, please contact: email@example.com
Certification by an external auditor
Presentation of accessibility with pictograms and detailed information
Entries are integrated into the ginto platform via an interface and output from there onto various channels (on discover.swiss among others).
Companies audited by Pro Infirmis can also publish the accessibility information recorded by Pro Infirmis on their website by using the OK:GO emblem and the pictograms issued to them.
Publishing the accessibility information
In either case, once the accessibility information has been recorded, it must be published on the company’s website so that all users have access to it. If you have chosen self-declaration using ginto, you can use the OK:GO emblem to link to the accessibility information.
By request, companies whose data was collected by Pro Infirmis can receive the OK:GO emblem, as well additional pictograms that should also be published.
FAQs about Pro Infirmis and OK:GO
We are working as a tourist destination with Pro Infirmis and have already had numerous POIs (Points of Interest) recorded by Pro Infirmis. Can we work together with OK:GO anyway?
Of course. Recording by Pro Infirmis is part of OK:GO. The option of self-recording can be considered a supplement in the event that you are already working with Pro Infirmis. Service providers who have not been audited by Pro Infirmis can do the recording themselves very easily using ginto and publish the accessibility information on their company’s website. Both information recorded by means of self-declaration and via a Pro Infirmis audit can be communicated via DMO channels under the aegis of OK:GO.
What is the difference between ginto, OK:GO and the Pro Infirmis audits?
The ginto platform and the Pro Infirmis audits are two different yet complementary options for recording accessibility information. With the help of the OK:GO Initiative, this information will then be published and made available to those concerned.
The ginto platform is the recording instrument for self-recording within the framework of the OK:GO Initiative. It is an app that makes it possible to record data in a simple and self-explanatory way. The data collection is impartial and unbiased.
Pro Infirmis offers data collection by experts. Accessibility is summarized using pictograms and detailed, impartial information is made available on a website for each company.
The OK:GO Initiative stands for high-quality accessibility information, which has either been recorded by means of self-declaration via the ginto platform or has been recorded by a Pro Infirmis auditor. All OK:GO entries are published using the OK:GO emblem and a URL for the detailed information.
Why are there two different approaches with ginto and Pro Infirmis?
The three parties (ginto, Pro Infirmis, OK:GO) are currently developing a uniform, joint reporting platform. This changes nothing for entries that have already been made; the entries will be automatically transferred to the new platform.
As a tourist destination, will I need to establish two interfaces in order receive the data from ginto and that from Pro Infirmis?
No. The entries made by Pro Infirmis are integrated into the ginto platform and transferred from there. That means that interested platforms (e.g., tourist destinations) only need to establish one interface to receive all the data.