Accessible town

A project by São Brás de Alportel Câmara aims to promote accessibility for all in the town.

The municipal project was launched on March 24 as a plan of integrated solutions and promotion of accessibility, with the intent of turning São Brás de Alportel into a wheelchair friendly town.

The idea goes beyond substituting “steps for ramps”, said a spokesman for the Câmara, who wants the whole community to get behind the project.

The physical changes are being planned by the Design For All Foundation, who believes the changes “are priceless for 10% of people, necessary to 40% and comfortable for everyone”.