THATS is a project created by the Association for Urban Development (ADU)  in Romania.

The mission of THATS is to make images accessible to the blind.

The team involved in the project is made of:

Dan Patzelt

Dan Patzelt


Dorin Moldoveanu

Dorin Moldoveanu


Runa Zaharia

Runa Zaharia

PR Manager

Cristian Cotarcea

Cristian Cotarcea

Social Media Manager

We’re a small team of professionals that got together to change the world for the better, by designing and implementing solutions for various problems found in our community. We develop educational, cultural, and environmental projects.

Between 2011-2013 we implemented “Feel the art” project. It was awarded at Open Gates category at Gala Of Disabled People and Gala of Civil Society.

ADU’s most important project so far, with the mission to make art accessible for people with various dissabilities. We worked with 7 museums from Romania and provided them special equipment, tactile reproductions of paintings, audio-guides, Braille leaflets and a variety of tactile exhibits. We also organized free museum visits for people with dissabilities and various workshops.

ADU is an NGO which has been active for 10 years in the fields of education, culture, social and environmental issues. The ADU develops projects aimed to identify and solve the community problems and implicitly improving community life.

With THATS, we move a step closer towards our dream of an inclusive world

Orange Foundation Romania has funded two projects of ADU. We have chosen to support those projects because they had an original approach. Beyond the collaboration, we were impressed by Dan Patzelt’s passion and ambition to find solutions to “an open society” for people with visual impairments.

Amalia Fodor

Executive Director, Orange Foundation Romania

For me, ADU is an organization always fighting and never accepting the word “NO”. For ADU, everything is possible, if they really want it. They are people with high involvement and projects that seek to really change the world.

Alina Oveșea

Project Manager, RADCOM SRL

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