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Zaragoza receives an award for its accessibility

21 February, 2024

The Mayoress of Zaragoza, Natalia Chueca, received an award for Zaragoza’s accessibility from Queen Letizia. Her Majesty lends her name to one of the National Disability Awards, which for the first time goes to a large capital city for its inclusive model. The award recognises the local policies applied in terms of accessibility and universal design in environments, services and products.

The awards jury, chaired by the director of the Royal Board on Disability, Jesús Martín Blanco, included people with disabilities (experts in each of the categories) and representatives of the Administration and the third sector.

“We are the second city in Spain in terms of quality of life but we aren’t satisfied with that because we are a friendlier, more diverse, accessible and inclusive city”, said Mayoress Chueca, who emphasised that this recognition is “the best reward for the efforts of the workers in the different municipal areas” and of the organisations representing the disability sector that have collaborated with them.