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The ONCE Foundation's Accessible and Sustainable House will be open to the public in Cartagena until this Saturday (04/05/2017)

ONCE Foundation has presented this Thursday, May 4, an intelligent, accessible and sustainable house, which will be open to the public until this Saturday, which seeks to demonstrate to society that accessibility is positive and is not at odds with good taste , And which is part of its agreement signed with the Royal Board on Disability.

The presentation was attended by the mayor of Cartagena, José López;

The Councilor for Social Services, Carmen Martín;

The Minister of Development of the Autonomous Community, Pedro Rivera;

The director general of Planning and Housing, Nuria Fuentes;

The territorial delegate of ONCE in the Region of Murcia, Juan Carlos Morejón de Giron;

The president of the Territorial Council of ONCE in the Region of Murcia, Teresa Lajarín;

The director of ONCE Cartagena, Miguel Paraíso;

And the head of the Culture and Leisure Department of ONCE Foundation, Mercè Luz.

"Today we bring to Cartagena what must be, without a doubt, the future for accessibility, with the advances we study so that people with disabilities are integrated and we can live as one more citizen", highlighted the territorial delegate of ONCE in The Region, which has assessed the support of public administrations, European funds and the ONCE Foundation.

For his part, the mayor of Cartagena has congratulated the ONCE Foundation for the implementation of this project that allows to bring to the main Spanish cities this accessible housing "that shows a reality, and is that technological advances are particularly relevant To be applied in what must mark the line of action of an institution as it is to make easier and comfortable the day to day of people.

According to Lopez, this function is fulfilled by ONCE's accessible and sustainable home, offering "the most advanced solutions" in the field of construction and furnishing, with the aim of building a place adapted to the different situations and needs each.

For the first mayor of Cartagena not only is important the end of the project, but also the dissemination of it, so "this pedagogical work to bring this prototype housing is essential to ensure that what is conceived as an exceptionality becomes Something everyday and widespread throughout the national territory "because, as he has described," science "is" unstoppable, "and" the best guarantee to believe in a better world, which is possible. "

It has shown the commitment of the municipal government to improve the quality of life of neighbors, with the intention of achieving a society "accessible, inclusive and in which there are no barriers" and has encouraged Cartagena and visitors, especially the Professionals from the construction and building sector to visit this space, which will be open to the public until Saturday, from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm, to verify "the compatibility of a home in which equality, accessibility and Comfort of all ".

Among the advances that can be enjoyed by users who come to see it are carpets with presence detection;

Beepcons beacons, developed by ILUNION and designed to make it easier for people with visual impairment to identify and locate nearby objects;

The new Samsung Smart TV, which has received the CES 2016 Best of Innovation award in the category of accessible technology;

Body builder;

A locker with motorized storage;

A kitchen with adjustable countertop, a digital peephole;

And cutlery adapted for people with different capacities.

Thus, explained Mercè Luz, the house has more than a hundred technological solutions, distributed in a living room, kitchen with dining room, a bedroom, bathroom and entrance hall, which have been conceived under the criteria of comfort, adaptation to Needs of its inhabitants, ease of use, security, sustainability and aesthetics.

The head of the Department of Culture and Leisure of the ONCE Foundation recalled that although the project emerged four years ago, it takes two touring Spain showing this housing option that, after the success of its first edition, in 2016, which received the visit of more Of 30,000 people, continues in 2017 visiting a total of 19 provinces of the whole national geography and has received a request from Brussels to be known at European level.

Finally, the Minister of Development of the Autonomous Community has expressed the need for a commitment on the part of public administrations and society at large to "eliminate obstacles that make equality between all people not real and effective" and has Congratulated the ONCE Foundation for the implementation of this project that contributes to raising awareness in society "in an important way, since" only knowing the day to day of a person with disabilities we can make decisions to make life much easier ".

He assured that the regional government is aware of "the importance of collaborating" to eliminate these obstacles and recalled that the Universal Accessibility Law has been promoted, which will soon begin its parliamentary process in the Regional Assembly.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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