Mario Kart in a wheelchair

The new "Mobility and Inclusion" exhibition at ETH Zurich lets people find out first-hand the obstacles faced by people with impairments along with the technical aids available. From 2025, it will be on display as a permanent exhibition at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne.

People with impairments still face numerous barriers in their everyday lives. This is what the "Mobility and Inclusion" exhibition aims to make us aware of - and in a very practical way. Twenty wheelchairs are at the disposal of visitors to the exhibition with which to find out for themselves how much strength and dexterity it takes to steer a wheelchair. The experience is deliberately kept simple and playful - for example, they can play Mario Kart against each other in a wheelchair. At numerous exhibits they can gain their own insights into the daily challenges faced by people with impairments and test their knowledge of inclusion in a quiz.

This exhibition was inspired by the Cybathlon , a competition for people with physical disabilities that ETH Zurich organised for the first time in 2016. The participating karting pilots are allowed to use robotic technology to better manage the activities involved in daily living. However, the Cybathlon is not just about technical aspects of disability - it is also about promoting inclusion as a whole and raising awareness of the needs of people with disabilities. The next Cybathlon will take place from 25 to 27 October 2024 in Kloten, Zurich.

"Mobility and Inclusion" exhibition

Visitors can gain their own insights and knowledge about inclusion in a playful way at numerous exhibits. The exhibition Mobility and Inclusion aims to overcome people’s fears of contact with those suffering from impairments and to help them understand and learn more about the challenges they face.

12 February - 27 February 2024
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ETH Zurich, Main Building , Rmistrasse 101, in the main hall

Following the exhibition in the ETH Main Building, all exhibits will be on display at Technorama in Winterthur, before being transferred to the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne as the permanent "MovAbility" exhibition from 2025.
Franziska Schmid