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Accessible Algarve

Human Rights Claim filed in Lisbon

Earlier this year on 21st of May accessiblealgarve blog co-founder Constance filed a claim with the Provedora de Justiça (Ombudsmen) in Portugal.

The claim outlines and documents the lack of accessibility for people with reduced mobility to public transportation and public meetings in the Algarve. The filing was a result of months of work to document and craft the claim and we are very happy to have had the pro-bono assistance of a Portuguese law firm.

Historic Fort in Lagos is accessible but disabled can’t enter because of the drawbridge

Fort with an Easy Fix

 

Since the 1700s the Forte da Ponta da Bandeirahas has protected Lagos from enemies and also welcomed fleets of Caravelas loaded with treasures to export throughout Europe.  It is considered to be the best preserved fort in the Algarve.  Has the required moat, turrets and drawbridge, it’s structure was considered to be the most advanced in it’s day.  

No Where To Go

Dire Need For Accessible Bathrooms in Lagos.

Lagos, where we call home, has a population of just over 30,000 residents living here year round. 

Access to Beauty

The Lagos Boardwalks

Many people come to Lagos just to experience the Ponta da Piedade.

Spectacular views of grottos, rock formations and a crystal clear ocean. Yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, water churning in the grottoes.

Ferry to Ayamonte, Spain

Crossing the Guadiana

The ferry from Vila Real de Santa António (VRSA) Portugal to Ayamonte, Spain is worth the trip if only for the views of the Guadiana River that separates the two countries.

The crossing takes about 15 minutes and the ferry is fully accessible. It is nice that Mobility scooters and wheelchairs have space on the deck to see the sights from.

Winning Then Waiting, Lagos Budget Proposal

In January 2018 Constance and I were present as the votes were counted on the Lagos Citizens budget initiative (Orçamento Particapativo). We were excited and hopeful after a few months of hard work to see if proposal 18 we had authored was successful.

Total Access to Culture

The Cultural Center of Lagos is a great example of Inclusion for everyone.

 The Cultural Center of  Lagos is a gem located in the historic center of Lagos.  

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