Fruit of the agreement that was signed in 2017 between the Government Area of Culture, Tourism and Sport of the Madrid City Council and the Association ALEPH-TEA, a non-profitassociation made up of a group of families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and specialized professionals, the two entities committed to collaborate in a program for the acquisition of skills oriented to working life.
The driving library of this project is the María Zambrano Library (Tetuán),where a group of people from the association works weekly. As a result of this collaboration, the library has been marked by pictograms to make it more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities. This project has had several phases: first the pictograms were chosen -using as a basis those provided by ARASAAC,a center dependent on the Government of Aragon-, then printed and plasticized by the members of ALEPH-TEA to check their degree of adequacy and, after a while installed, the definitive signage has been made by the company ArquiBraille.
In this way, the María Zambrano Library takes another step towards accessibility by signaling its space, collections and services in a more understandable way for its public and becomes the first in the network of Libraries of the City of Madrid to have this help.