On Thurday 3rd of December it was the International Day of People with Disability and we dedicated it to “Action Go where you've never been”, held in the context of voluntary actions weekend Sparks 2015 by GloVo and Glovo4all
Τhe organizers chose Plaka, the area of the Ancient and the Roman Agora and Monastiraki, most favourite destinations for visitors and residents of this city and yet prohibitively accessible to people with disabilities. Visitor of the action was Demetra, a student at University of Athens in the department of psychology and her desire was to go where she has never before gone... And we started...
This city we all love to live in showed hostile. No facilities for access to archaeological sites for people with mobility problems, broken or no sidewalks and occupied routes that are meant for people with reduced vision. And yet all can be so easily corrected so that everybody without exception can enjoy this city. From our side what we can offer in the current situation is our assistance to people with mobility problems to reach and navigate in Athens through our walks. A pleasant surprise in our wandering was Couleur Local, at Romanos street which had a lift access to the terrace with view of the Acropolis for coffee or a drink. Let us all try to make this a welcoming city for everyone so that we can all enjoy her equally with the necessary infrastructure, access and services for people with disabilities! Infrastructures that don’t take money or time to make….