Metrotenerife, 10 years committed to the accessibility
The Island Government and Metrotenerife celebrate the 11st Anniversary of tram service with the publication of the report ‘Tenerife Tram. 10 years of Universal Accessibility 2007-2017’. The document sets out the main actions developed by the tram transport operator in collaboration with the collectives of the disability. A social commitment awarded with the certification of Universal Accessibility of AENOR in 2011. The report is available in digital format on the official web of Metrotenerife, https://metrotenerife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/memoriaaccesibilidad.pdf.
The president of the Island Government and Metrotenerife, Carlos Alonso; the vice-president of Sinpromi, Coromoto Yanes; the island director of Development, Miguel Becerra; the president of Cermi-Canarias, Javier Bencomo; and the director of Metrotenerife, Andrés Muñoz
Carlos Alonso highlighted the effort, the advice and the boost of Metrotenerife in collaboration with the associations. Andrés Muñoz
Javier Bencomo emphasized the accessibility of the tram as a national referent and the sensitivity of the public administrations.
The accessibility as priority
The cooperation between Metrotenerife, Sinpromi and the associations during the initial phase of the project and the tram service, as well as the Accessibility Management System, were important for that the Tenerife Tram got in 2011 the certification of the Universal Accessibility according the UNE-170001-2 Standard. Currently this public transport is the first and the only with this accreditation.
Actions on installations and services
The report shows, with the support of photos, the actions that Metrotenerife made on its installations and services since June 2007. Ten years concentrated on the accessibility as recognizes the collectives of the disability: AENOR, Cermi Canarias, Sinpromi, ONCE, Apanate, CoordiCanarias, Ademi Tenerife, AHETE, Queremos Movernos, Fundación en Pié, Fundación Tutelar Sonsoles Soriano, Asociación Educativa-Formativa Jáslem, Asociación de Ataxias del Atlántico, Funcasor, AFES Salud Mental, Fasican and Down Tenerife.
The app Vía-Móvil (currently called ten+móvil) with the voice-over system, the restructuring of the commercial offices, the