Five of Barcelona's libraries are taking part in the ICT accessibility project for people with disabilities. A project that has the following main goals: making progress in removing physical, communicative and digital barriers in community facilities and promoting equal opportunities in the use of ICTs as a way of increasing opportunities for the inclusion and participation of people with disabilities.
The five libraries taking part will offer several devices and programmes in their multimedia areas to enable people with disabilities to gain access to new technologies. The libraries will have alternative or supplementary media for accessing computers. The following are just some of examples of what is available: big screens and alternatives to mouse devices, such as joysticks and switches.
The project's participants include the Foundation for Community Development, with support from the Vodafone Foundation, the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities and Barcelona.
The libraries that are part of the project are:
- Gòtic - Andreu Nin Library
- Sagrada Família Library
- Francesc Candel Library
- Vilapicina and the Torre Llobeta Library
- Poblenou - Manuel Arranz Library
Some materials may not always be available, so we recommend you contact the library in advance if you wish to use any of them.
What facilities will you find?