Education confirms to Cermi that it works to improve the universal accessibility of educational buildings in Ceuta and Melilla that still do not comply with the regulations. They stressed that new centers have been built, equipped with furniture and equipment.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training confirmed to the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (Cermi) that progressive adjustments are being made to improve universal accessibility in the educational buildings of Ceuta and Melilla built before 2017, at which time the term expired legal so that all goods, services and buildings were accessible in Spain for all people.
This was confirmed by the Secretary of State for Education, Alejandro Tiana, in a letter sent to the disability platform, which responds to a request from Cermi in which he requested information on the conditions of universal accessibility for people with disabilities in the campuses and buildings that house publicly owned and managed educational centers in the Autonomous Cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
In addition, the agency also confirmed that the educational buildings in Ceuta and Melilla of construction after December 2017 comply with the accessibility regulations , established in Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013, of November 29, which approves the Law General of Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
However, the Secretary of State assured that “improvement works are being carried out in the buildings to comply with the regulations” , although he recalled that “universal accessibility is already met in reference educational centers for the schooling of people with disabilities physical”.
In the letter, the Ministry also refers to Cermi’s request to know the investments made in this matter. In this sense, they stressed that investments have been made during the period 2016 to 2021 to meet the needs of educational centers in both autonomous cities.
Specifically, they stressed that new centers have been built, equipped with furniture and equipment , and that minor contracts have been made to meet new needs in buildings, including the acquisition of computer equipment or furniture in accordance with the technical prescriptions set by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.