The Municipality of Río Grande is thefirst city in Argentina to useinclusive pictograms in public buildings, with graphics that can be interpreted by people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other conditions that cause difficulties in accessing information.
The event takes place within the framework of the Municipal Program for Functional Diversity that seeks the full integration of people with disabilities.
The Secretary of Modernization and Innovation of the city, Laura Rojo, presented the program “I understand my city with pictograms, my city understands me”, an innovative tool that for the first time will be used in public buildings in Argentina.
The project was presented by Lic. Lorena Boschetti and Lic. Karen Aguire and has been carried out thanks to the participation of various areas of the municipality and institutions of the city linked to work with children with autism spectrum disorder.
The Secretariat also indicated that “the work was achieved in conjunction with ARASAAC, an institution of the Government of Aragon, who are the authors of this work on pictographs, and that we have called ‘I understand my city with pictograms, and my city understands me ”.
From ARASAAC, we convey our congratulations for this great work and our support to continue carrying out this work that promotes the right to communication and accessibility for all citizens of the municipality and visitors.