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Haberler ve Duyurular - T.F.A. 3RD MEETING AND ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING WERE CONDUCTED 11.10.2012

T.F.A. 3RD MEETING AND ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING WERE CONDUCTED

Resim albümü Accessible Tourism Committee, which conducts its praxis on applications of the projects to supply accessibility for all the visitors and to develop Accessible tourism, performed its third meeting in Alanya Municipality Accessible Playground and Recreation Center  on 11.10.1012 within the context of “Alanya Accessible Tourism City Cooperation and Application Protocol”. 

The ministry of Culture and Tourism, vice president of head of auditors of general directorate of investment and enterprises İrfan Akıncı, Culture and Tourism expert Seda Sürücü, Auditor Yeliz Özmetin, vice president of general directorate of handicapped and elderly services Ayhan Metin, Ministry adviser Kenan Öcalan, Accessibility expert Deniz Gümüş, landscape architect Yasemin Badur, Levent Benal  as a representer of Alanya Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hasan Şakiroğlu as a representer of Alanya Tourist Operators Association, Parks and gardens director İ. Nazmi Uyar as a representer of Levent and Alanya Municipalities, Architect Nurşen Karaduman, Accessible Wellness Center Project Coordinator Münir Altıoğlu and Sign Language translator Melike Aydın attended the meeting which took place in Alanya Municipality Accessible Park and Wellness Center.

According to the decision taken in the second meeting of Tourism For All Committee on the 15th of May 2011, Alanya Accessibility Sharing Technical Training was held in Accessible Playground and Recreation Center with cooperation of Ministry of Family and Social Policies the General Directorate of Handicapped and Elderly Services and Alanya Municipality on the 12th of October 2012.

The technical training, during whose opening The Project Coordinator Münir Altıoğlu and deputy manager of Ministry of Family and Social Policies the General Directorate of Handicapped and Elderly Services Ayhan Metin made a speech, was held with participation of the staff who work for Alanya Municipality and other municipalities around.

In his speech deputy manager of Handicapped and Elderly Services Ayhan Metin stated that the services supplied to ease life must not only be for athletic people but also for people with disabilities, elderly people, pregnant women, children, enormously tall and enormously short people and he added “We even misunderstand positive discrimination”  

Ayhan said that the additional measures in favor of disadvantaged people such as people with disabilities, elderly people, children and young people could not be regarded violating the principle of equality and he continued “In fact, the thing we mention as positive discrimination could also be regarded as a favor, but the things which have to be done according to the accessibility are not favor, but the right of people.” Ayhan, reminding that when the pavements built higher than the standards, it means pregnant, elderly people or children are ignored, stated that all the work must be done according to the rights.  

The training continued with the accessibility film of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies. During the first session under the chairmanship of deputy manager of Handicapped and Elderly Services Ayhan Metin, the difficulties of a person with orthopedic disability was told by Ayhan Metin, and the difficulties a blind person faced was told by the ministry adviser Kenan Metin with examples. Later on, landscape architect of Handicapped and Elderly Services Ayşegül Badur informed about “The Legislation on Accessibility in Turkey”. 

Later, After the presentations “the concept of accessibility and its importance” “accessibility in buildings and open spaces” “accessibility in open spaces” and “ accessibility detection forms” of Family and Social Policies expert Dr. Deniz Çağlayan Gümüş, the training ended and a technical excursion to examine the applications in Alanya was made.