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South Dublin County Council recognised for its commitment to accessibility

A total of 99 cities (including South Dublin County Council) from 20 EU member states took part in the European Access City Award.  The initiative was set up to improve accessibility in the urban environment and to cater for the increasing number of European inhabitants with disabilities (80 million people) who are gradually ageing and living in cities and urban areas. The award also highlights the increased social and economic benefits achieved as a result of creating accessible environments.
This year there was one overall winner, two finalist "runners-up" and four special mentions announced at the Access City Award 2013 Ceremony on 3rd December 2013.
Berlin (Germany) was announced as the winner of the Access City Award while Tallaght located in South County Dublin was recognised as a winner for making public facilities and services accessible.   Others who received special mentions include:

The two runners up were Nantes (France) and Stockholm (Sweden).  For further information on the award, click here to access the European Commission’s website.
To learn more about South Dublin County Council’s commitment to accessibility read this article.