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Brussels region launches disability awareness campaign
The equal opportunity service, equal.brussels, has launched the "Brussels accessible to all" awareness campaign. The aim is to make people with disabilities and the difficulties they face on a daily basis more visible to the public, but also to encourage more facilities to be adapted to their needs.
According to the state secretary for equal opportunity, Nawal Ben Hamou, the campaign, which was developed in close collaboration with the Brussels Council of the Disabled, is not limited to awareness. It also offers solutions and advice to make businesses, shops, restaurants, bars, and many other places accessible to all.
Each business, company, organisation, or administration will also be able to get involved in this campaign by downloading a personalised 'Accessible to All' poster from the campaign’s website.
"The aim of this campaign is to send a positive message: together we can make Brussels a more inclusive region, a more welcoming region, a region where everyone finds their place,” Ben Hamou said. “Together we can make Brussels 'Accessible to All'.”
The campaign will be displayed on the Stib network (tram, bus, metro stations) from 2 to 15 February. Video spots will be broadcast on social media from 3-16 February. Communication media (posters and stickers) have also been provided to the voluntary sector, the capital’s municipalities, and the Brussels administration.