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Tulum has a new trail and an inclusive beach for people with disabilities

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Governor Carlos Joaquin and the president of DIF, Gaby Rejón inaugurated these facilities to serve people with disabilities, reducing inequity, so everyone can enjoy the sea and beaches of Tulum no matter what.

TULUM (Times Media Mexico).-With an investment of more than 3.8 million pesos, Governor Carlos Joaquin and the president of the DIF Quintana Roo, Gaby Rejon, inaugurated paths with “auditive” traffic lights and speakers in pedestrian traffic lights for the visually impaired, as well as an inclusive beach with chairs and amphibious tricycles.

“In order to contribute to reducing inequality and so that anyone can enjoy the beaches with total mobility, we arranged to integrate the proper equipment for those who need it”, explained the Governor.

The inclusive footpaths have tactile paving so that people can be guided over lines and relief points, leaning on their poles.

The first one to use it was Glendy, a little girl with a visual impairment.

“She is one of the people who benefited from the Braille-Flooring guides and the “auditive” traffic lights that we inaugurated in the main avenue of Tulum, which will allow her to develop her maximum potential”, declared the president of the DIF Quintana Roo.

The inclusive beach has 186 square meters of path, a wooden deck placed on the sand, a wooden cabin of 3.3 x 4.1 square meters for the shelter of amphibious equipment, as well as showers and eight signs on the wooden base.

Silvia Ortega Silveira, an independent businesswoman, has a son with impaired eyesight and considers this type of facilities to be very important.

“Having an inclusive beach, people with disabilities will no longer suffer to enter the sea, especially those who move in wheelchairs. They are going to enjoy the beaches like everyone else,” Ortega Silveira said.

“We are going to continue working to reduce inequality, with actions aimed at those who live in Quintana Roo and those who visit us, because there are tourists in the world who seek cities with features and facilities for people with disabilities” said Governor Carlos Joaquin.

The director of DIF Quintana Roo Maria Elba Carranza, the director of Tulum National Park Fernando Orozco Ojeda, municipal president Victor Mas Tah, and Glendy, accompanied by her father Luis Armando Dzul where all present at the inauguration of these innovative facilities.

The Yucatan Times

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