Vilamuseu in Villajoyosa included in the tourist guide of accessible places. Image: Town Hall of Villajoyosa
Vilamuseu has been included in a new tourist guide which brings together information on places that meet the needs of people with accessibility needs and disabilities.
The Valencian Community branch of the Spanish Confederation of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities (COCEMFE CV) has designed a guide to inform people about places of archaeological interest in the province of Alicante that are inclusive and accessible. The guide includes the Vilamuseu de Villajoyosa.
Eduardo Signes and Raquel Gil of COCEMFE CV recently visited the museum to see how it caters to people with accessibility needs and to learn more about the in-house training and inclusive projects it offers. They were also interested in the range of accessible hotels and restaurants available in Villajoyosa.
The guide will inform tourists with disabilities and those traveling with them about the Vilamuseu, which has twice won the prestigious International Design For All Foundation Good Practices award (Luxembourg, 2018; Barcelona, 2021) and the Silver Award from the International Association for Universal Design (Yokohama, 2020).
“Accessible tourism is fundamentally a right and a matter of social justice, but it is also an important sector that seeks to have destinations ready to offer services, products and environments oriented towards everyone,” said the director of Vilamuseu and head of the municipal service of Historical Heritage of Villajoyosa, Antonio Espinosa.
COCEMFE CV is a non-profit NGO which aims to promote and defend the rights of people with disabilities and improve their quality of life through full integration in all areas of society.
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