On July 8th, our president Francisco Javier Trigueros attended, on behalf of FASOCIDE, the Queen Letizia 2015 Awards Ceremony, of the Royal Board on Disability.
In this event, Her Majesty the Queen personally handed the awards to the winners, in her role as Honorary President of the Royal Board on Disability Council. She was also accompanied by the Minister of Development, Ana Pastor; the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Alfonso Alonso; the President of the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page; the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Antonio Jose Ferreira; and the Spanish State Secretary for Social Services and Equality and general secretary of the Royal Board on Disability, Susana Camarero.
In this edition of the awards, they were to: Alcampo, Whatscine, the University Students Residence “Juan Luis Vives”, the “Associaçao Obras Sociais Irma Dulce”, the Berbiquí Social and Cultural Association and the Citi Councils of Lleida, Plasencia, Pozuelo de Alarcon, Almodóvar del Campo, Francisco Orellana (Ecuador) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
From FASOCIDE we want to send our congratulations to all the winners and thank them for their struggle making a more accessible world for everyone of us. In particular, we want to congratulate Whatscine and its working team, whom we are pleased to have a good collaboration with. We keep working together in order to overcome the barriers that us, Deafblind people, we find in our daily lives, in this particular case allowing us accessing to movies, television and other media.
Trigueros had the opportunity to talk again with His Majesty about Deafblind people’s needs, and also with the Minister of Health Social Services and Equality, the Secretary of the Royal Board On Disability, and more representatives from other entities, always conveying Deafblind people’s message and seeking for a greater awareness in all areas of society.