Last Thursday, July 14th, took place in the city of Sevilla, Andalucía, the presentation of the project “Accessibility for deaf people in cultural and leisure public spaces – Maestranza Theatre”, a Confederation of Families of Deaf People, FIAPAS, project.
The event was attended by Maria Teresa Brioso, the president of the Association of Deafblind People of Andalucía, ASOCIDE Andalucía, who represented FASOCIDE, and it was organized jointly by the Andalusian Federation of Families of Deaf People (FAPAS) and the Provincial Association of Families and Friends of the Deaf (ASPAS-Sevilla). The event was attended by Juan Manuel Flores, delegate of the Social Welfare and Cooperation Area of the City of Sevilla, Santiago Moreno, Vodafone Spain Foundation CEO, José Luis Martínez Donoso, ONCE Foundation CEO, Jose Luis Aedo, president of FIAPAS and Mercedes Mayorga, FAPAS-Andalucía representative.
The act was completely accessible to deaf people by magnetic loops, subtitling and sign language interpreters, and it was live broadcast via streaming through FIAPAS website including subtitles and sign language interpretation.
When the presentation was finished, we could greet Raquel Prieto, managing director and responsible for accessibility to communication services, and Jose Luis Aedo, the president of FIAPAS, whom we had the opportunity to make some suggestions concerning accessibility for Deafblind people. Both of them were very grateful and predisposed to work with us in order to improve accessibility for our group.
PHOTO 1, from left to right: Mercedes Mayorga, representative of FAPAS-Andalucía, José Luis Aedo, the president of FIAPAS, and Maria Teresa Brioso, the president of ASOCIDE Andalucía.
PHOTO 2 , from left to right: Isabel Anillo, the Secretary-assistant of ASOCIDE Andalucía president, Gonzalo Rivas, the general manager for Attention to Disability of the Andalusian Department of Equality and Social Policies, and Maria Teresa Brioso, the President of ASOCIDE Andalucía.
FOTO 3, from left to right: Raquel Prieto, Managing Director of FIAPAS, and Maria Teresa Brioso, the President of ASOCIDE Andalucía, with a SAC (Communicative Accessibility Services) technician.