Plans for Larissa to become the first Greek city fully accessible to people with disabilities

Plans for Larissa to become the first Greek city fully accessible to people with disabilities
The prefecture of Thessaly, the municipality of Larissa and the Thessaly federation of people with disabilities have signed a co-operation memorandum that aims to improve the living conditions of disabled persons in the specific city of Greece. The actual goal, which everyone involved hopes not to take long to be achieved is to transform Larissa, in (CE Greece) the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region and the fifth-most populous in Greece into a fully accessible city to people with disabilities of all ages.

The "predecessors" of the memorandum were action towards the development the local society is focused on realising such as the operation of the so called "white taxis" (special minibuses for the transfer of people who are using wheelchairs), a grouping by the municipality of these people so that they would have a lower share in the city's expenses, the creation of a studio for book recordings destined to offer the pleasure of literature to blind people or those with eyesight issues, the two Special Centres of Creative Activity (KDAP) for children and the first and only -until now- accessible playground for kids or their parents/guardians who are using wheelchairs or are disabled.

What Larissa and Thessaly authorities are looking forward to is create a living environment where everyone will be equal and where people with difficulties/disabilities will not have to stay at home.../IBNA

Photo: At the signing of the memorandum of co-operation / larissanet.gr

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