Almost 10% of the world’s population live with some kind of disability. In most countries, about 15 % of people over the age of 65 require some form of assistance with their basic daily activities.
We are all physically disabled at some time in our lives. As far as the built-up environment is concerned, it is important that it should be barrier-free and adapted to fulfill the needs of all people equally.
The urban and architectural design requirements of open spaces, recreational areas and pedestrian routes is very important. And it will be the solution to the main problem in the design of an accessible outdoor environment.
With international cooperation we have worked in the project:
Integral intervention on accessibility for people with disabilities and other vulnerable sectors in the historic center of Havana Cuba.
Beneficiaries: The population of large people in old Havana and specifically residents who have a disability.
General objectives: To improve an integral way of accessibility in patrimonial urban environments of the historical center of Havana, combining the respect to the cultural and patrimonial values with the necessities of the population.
Specific objectives: facilitating access to the historic center of Havana in a non-discriminatory manner in conditions of comfort and security for a greater name of people who travel, live or work in the bitter street from the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis to the Plaza del Cristo.