Games Village will be Peru’s biggest accessible housing complex 17 Jan 2019
By Lima 2019
Lima 2019 has started implementing accessible flooring for vision impaired people on the pedestrian walkway and bicycle lane at the Pan American and Parapan American Village.
The embossed floors alert people to grades and crossroads and is scheduled to be completed by 31 March 2019. The implementation of a braille system on every floor of each of the towers at the Village has also been finished.
The Village will receive around 2,955 people for the Parapan American Games, including athletes and officials, and will become the biggest accessible housing complex in Peru.
It will be an important legacy for those living in the district of Villa El Salvador and the country.
Construction of ramps at goalball venue
The renovation of the Coliseo ‘Miguel Grau’ del Callao continues, including works in the neighbouring streets, to make it more accessible for people with impairment.
The emergency stairs have been widened and work is being done to install ramps at the entrances to the venue. An accessible elevator will also be installed for access to the VIP area and conference room.
Lima 2019 will take place between 23 August and 1 September and will feature over 1,800 athletes competing across 17 sports, overtaking Toronto 2015 as the biggest Parapan American Games in history.
Badminton, shooting and taekwondo will make their debut in the Games.