La Asociación Española de Normalización, UNE, ha participado en la jornada "la accesibilidad en nuestras ciudades: present and future”, organized by the ONCE Foundation, in which experts from relevant Spanish entities have participated.
Within the Madrid Accessibility Week framework, the event organized by the ONCE Foundation and the University of Jaén has presented new developments in the field of standardization related to accessibility in cities and tourist destinations and the results of the Municipal Accessibility Observatory.
This conference was attended by José Luis Martínez Donoso, CEO of the ONCE Foundation; Carlos Daniel Casares Díaz, General Secretary of the FEMP; Javier García Díaz, CEO of UNE; Pilar Villarino, Executive Director of CERMI, and Mª Teresa Fernández Campillo, Technical Advisor to the Royal Board on Disability.
UNE's CEO, Javier García, has highlighted the significant contribution of technical standards in promoting the accessibility of cities and society in general. Javier García recalled that standards are strategic allies of public policies, and facilitate society's achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this sense, normalization is a successful case of public-private collaboration. A good example is the future international standard on accessible tourism, led by the ONCE Foundation, WTO and UNE. Spain is an international benchmark in accessibility standards.