The president of the Assembly of Extremadura, Blanca Martinhas presented the Statute of Autonomy adapted to Easy Readinga writing technique that facilitates comprehension for people with reading difficulties.
This is a publication published by the Regional Chamber on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy of Extremadura and is part of the activities included in the collaboration agreement between the Assembly of Extremadura y Full Inclusion Extremadura.
During the presentation, the president of the Assembly thanked “Plena Inclusion Extremadura for the work that its technicians and managers do every day so that in this Autonomous Community we are more equal.”
On the other hand, he recalled that “the Statute of Autonomy has been 35 years old” and stated that its approval meant “creating a regional project between two provinces that did not look at each other,” in addition to granting “the people of Extremadura the ability to decide within a framework of coexistence and development.”
Likewise, Martín highlighted that, after 35 years, “we are a region with a democratic and political normality to take into account” that can serve “as example for other Spanish regions”.
The event, which took place in the Autonomy Room of the regional Chamber, also included interventions by the president of Plena Inclusion Extremadura, Pedro Calderonand the Minister of Health and Social Policies, José María Vergeles.
Pedro Calderón defended that “disability is an issue of human rights, of equal rights and opportunities in a society like ours.” In this regard, he explained that “this project was conceived in 2015, when Plena Inclusion detected the need for people with intellectual disabilities who wanted to apply for a public employment position to have adapted texts so that they could understand, use and study them and, ultimately, have opportunities.”
Likewise, the president of Plena Inclusion Extremadura invited “all provincial and local administrations to imitate these initiatives and adapt their regulations, forms and public information documentation to Easy Reading.” “Let’s make a world easier to understand, let’s fight to achieve equal opportunities, let’s move forward to make the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities a reality. Only in this way will we achieve a more just society,” he concluded.
Finally, the Minister of Health and Social Policies stated that, in the last 35 years, “we Extremadurans have felt how decision-making was getting closer in areas as important as social, educational and health services” and how this approach “favored the response to the needs that the population had and has had an impact on equality and their rights.”