February the 11 th, 2013
Coques en Stock receives the Accessible-to-All Awards 2013 – Product Accessible to all, rewarding efforts and exemplary initiatives for access to all and for all, honored the Design for all of the Neo495.
It is naturally that the idea of creating a sail- boat for both the able and disabled to sail equally , by integrating the concept of Design for All, was born. Like any project, including the universal concept, the Neo495 corresponds to the need of the public with disabilities, is fun for a valid public, allowing ‘change the view’, creating mixed crews.
Pioneer and innovative, the Néo495 establishes access to sailing without regarding physical, sensory, age or social.
After a few years of practice in leisure and competition, Néo495 fits naturally into this social evolution punctuated by the French law of 11 February 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of disabled people ….