Facilities for people with disabilities at the Kakomalli picnic area

A handover event of the picnic site for people with disabilities took place on Thursday, 17 September 2020, at “Kakomallis” picnic site, located at the village of Louvaras. The event was organized by the Department of Forests, the Community Council of Louvaras and P.O.A.A of Limassol. The event honored with their presence the Commissioner for the Development of Mountain Communities Mr. Costas Champiaouris, the CEO of the sponsoring company Mr. Pavlos Paradisiotis and the architect of the project Mr. Kyriakos Mavrikios.

More than 75 people attended the event the aim of which was the handover of the picnic site for people with disabilities. The project iLIFE-TROODOS participated at the event within the framework of Action B.2 “Information and Awareness Workshops” in order to inform the inhabitants of mountainous areas about the main actions of the Project. It was the first time that the Project approached people with disabilities (target group of the Project) in order to informed them about the facilities established for their convenience within the framework of iLIFE-TROODOS project.

The facilities include the placement of QR code signs at selected picnic tables at “Livadi tou Pasia” picnic site. Through a smart device people with visual impairments have the opportunity to make use of the QR codes signs to listen at an audio recording regarding the location and the iLIFE-Troodos project. Moreover, the needs of people with mobility impairments were taken into account, providing parking places and picnic tables, suitable for people in wheelchairs. Similar facilities are provided at the information points at Platania and Troodos Square.