-14 Feb, 2017
- The 8.13% of the citizens of Barcelona (132,133 citizens) have some type of disability.
- 54% of these people are women and 46% are men.
- 51.3% are people over 5 years old.
- In both sexes, physical motor disability predominates, but in the case of women, the mental disability predominates, and the case of men non-motor physics disabilities.
- In addition, there are other disabilities such as visual, intellectual, and authority disabilities that occur in a lesser way in both sexes.
These data have made the city of Barcelona work to improve accessibility, and for that the Universal Accessibility Plan 2018-2026 has been designed, with the objective that the urban environment could be lived by all in equal conditions.
Current Accessibility Diagnosis.
To date, 47 theatres, 61 museums, 404 public centres ascribed to the Barcelona Education Consortium, 2,542 stops and stations of the different transport operators, etc. have been analysed. After the completion of this work, the conclusion is as follows: the level of physical accessibility in high in most equipments, but in the field of communicative accessibility there is still work to be done. But the City Council wanted to go a step further and for that has hired 38 people with disabilities to finish the accessibility diagnosis. The idea is that these people will help to make the diagnosis of 40 social services centres and 122 specialized social services, 50 primary care centres, universities, 40 markets, 51 civic centres, 85 sports areas, 46 municipal, etc.
After all, it is these people who can make a diagnosis of objective and realistic accessibility.
In addition, with the agreement, the Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities gains that 44% of its staff stays composed by people with disabilities. Thus, it will reach the level of insertion of people with disabilities of the large state entities of the disability sector.
Zicla committed to universal accessibility.
The access of citizens to transport in a comfortable and safe way is a vital point within the universal accessibility that is intended to be achieved. It is for this reason that the installation of platforms to improve accessibility at bus stops, such as those that make up the Vectorial system, designed and manufactured by Zicla, contributes to achieving this goal.
The advantage of these platforms, in addition to improving accessibility and safety on public roads, is that they are manufactured from recycled and recyclable materials.