CALPE town hall and the ONCE association for the visually impaired and disabled recently discussed future cooperation.
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Calpe mayor, Ana Sala and ONCE’s Alicante Zone director Estela Mediana, Ivan Prieto from ONCE’s Benidorm agency and Sergio Barrera, ONCE’s regional vice-president, covered several issues including accessibility on public transport as well as the town’s streets and pavements.
ONCE’s representatives stressed the importance of acoustic traffic lights so that the visually impaired can use crossings in safety and drew attention to the pressing need to regulate the use of electric scooters.
The meeting also examined access to education and leisure activities so that members of the public with different types of disabilities can enjoy an inclusive education and visit exhibitions or concerts.
The ONCE executives also drew attention to the difficulties that the disabled encounter when looking for work and pointed out that ONCE believes that town halls can play an important part in this field, owing to their closeness to the local population.
Because of this, the ONCE is making available the resources of its Foundation as well as the Inserta Empleo employment scheme so that municipalities can include local residents with disabilities in their job pools.
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