By Cathy Elelman • 15 July 2020 • 13:10
POSITIVE: The guide highlights Almeria’s tourism offer, the FAAM president said.
CREDIT: Diputación Almería Twitter @dipalme_almeria
INFORMATION about the Costa Almeria beaches suitable for people with reduced mobility is available in one place online.
The FAAM Almeria Federation of Associations for Disabled People has produced its 13th provincial Beach Accessibility Guide.
Published in Spanish, English, French and German on www.almeriaaccesible.es, the guide has objective descriptions on 40 accessible points set up by local councils in the 12 Almeria coastal municipalities.
Features of accessible points include allocated parking spaces for the disabled or the availability of adapted public transport, services like adapted showers and shaded areas, walkways between modules and information in braille for the visually impaired.
Speaking at the official presentation of the guide on Palomares’ Quitapellejos beach on Tuesday, FAAM president Valentin Sola said Almeria has the most accessible points in Andalucia and that the guide highlights the province’s tourism offer.
He made the point that the “most necessary” improvement on the majority of beaches is for walkways to extend all the way to the sea.
Almeria council Vice-president and Wellbeing deputy Angeles Martinez described the guide as “a key tool for equal opportunities” for Almeria residents.
According to the deputy “adapted and accessible tourism is a segment which is taking off, hence Almeria province has promoted this, inland as well as on the coast.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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