San Jose Beaches go Disabled Friendly

  • San Jose unveils equipment to facilitate beach access for people with physical disabilities
  • Lifeguards assist 142 disabled people in season to date

In a move which has to be applauded, the San Jose Council have unveiled a range of new equipment aimed at making beach access easier for people with disabilities.

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Pep Cardona, councillor for beaches, inspected the equipment which includes:-

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  • 6 amphibious chairs, (4 new added to 2 existing)
  • 32 beach crutches (being stainless steel and plastic they can be used in water and also float)
  • 4 rolling beach zimmer frames

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The amphibious chairs should be booked in advance for delivery to many of the beaches within the borough of San José. Call 663 261 367

The Councillor for Beaches considers this increase necessary, “to improve service and reflecting this year’s experience of a growing demand. The lifeguards have undertaken almost 150 assists, and the service is very much appreciated by users. ”

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According to the coordinator of aid, Marcos Chércoles, many users who try the service will repeat it every day of their vacation.

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Users are also residents on the island, and several use the service on a regular basis throughout the season.

The beach was most assists is Playa den Bossa, with 55, followed by Port des Torrent (28), Salinas (25), Cala Tarida (18) and Cala Bassa (16).

Thanks to the additional material, service can now be extended (always with prior booking) to users who request the beaches of Cala Comte, Pinet Playa and Cala Vedella.

This newspaper, along with many others, feel San José got it totally wrong with their handling of the beach sunbed concessions this year, but for this initiative they deserve all due credit.

Call 663 261 367