Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award
Improving the quality of life and ensuring that everybody - regardless of age, mobility or ability - has equal access to all the resources and pleasures cities have to offer
- February 28, 2018 13:00
- Olya Georgieva
The Access City Award is an action through which the European Commission is trying to ensure equal access to a full city life for persons with disabilities. This Award rewards and promotes the progress that individual cities are making in this area. This year, 26 cities across the EU participated in the competition. After strict selection procedures made by national and EU juries, four European cities were shortlisted: Ljubljana (Slovenia), Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Lyon (France) and Viborg (Denmark).
The winner rewarded by the European Commission this year is Lyon. The city was honored for its inclusive and universal accessibility. Lyon's public buses are 100% accessible, and access to culture for all is also ensured, thanks to the inclusion of accessible equipment in libraries, such as reading machines, audiobook readers and magnifying screens. The city has also developed digital tools for people with disabilities, and in terms of work integration.