Accessibility

Services and procedures

Barcelona’s public network of social services offers support, advice, assistance, information, resources and subsidies for people with disabilities living in the city.  Find out more!

Services and procedures. Accessible Barcelona [Es]

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Education

To promote inclusive education, Barcelona City Council ensures the integration of students with special educational needs. Find out about the schooling process, available resources and accessible centres with special education support units. 

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Employment

People with functional diversity are entitled to fully develop their employment-life projects, to enjoy opportunities in the labour market and to receive employment training. Discover the measures and tools that are available.

Employment. Accessible Barcelona [Es]

Man in a wheelchair using the elevator at a metro station

Transport

Move around Barcelona: tickets, reserved areas and infrastructures designed for people with disabilities and reduced mobility. 

Transport. Accessible Barcelona [Es]

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Municipal Institute for Persons with Disabilities

The IMPD is a body that offers direct care services for people and works with associations to boost accessibility and inclusion in Barcelona.

IMPD. Accessible Barcelona [Es]

Woman with disability getting into the shower

Housing

If you have a physical disability, you can apply for a grant to adapt your home or request subsidized, adapted housing. 

Housing. Accessible Barcelona [Es]

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Family

Information on resources for balancing care work with employment and personal life, aimed at caregivers.

Service fostering quality free time among children, teenagers, young people and adults with disabilities, as well as promoting the work-life balance of families. It offers free-time activities and games adapted to different ages.

Check the early detection services for children up to the age of 6 who suffer, or are at risk of suffering, development disorders. Centres and teams for preventive assistance, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of cases.

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Boy with a ball to do an activity
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Leisure

Barcelona offers a range of leisure options adapted to people with disabilities. Look up leisure activities, social support associations and specific programmes like “Time for yourself.”

The city provides a wide range of fully equipped sports facilities adapted for everyone to enjoy, and which prioritize inclusive activities, be they for schools, summer casals (day centres) or sports competitions. The Barcelona Sport Includes programme offers training, guidance, help with dressing, monitoring of support provided, and loans of materials so that physical activity can be carried out without limitations or barriers.

Barcelona is one of the most accessible cities in the world when it comes to public streets and spaces: all streets have parking-free garage entrances and almost all have a sufficient width of passage for people travelling on wheelchairs. Its beaches are also prepared for everyone's enjoyment: there are reserved parking places, visual and touch signage and information, adapted toilets, wooden footbridges that lead right up to the water and adapted showers.

Culture is a right everyone should have access to. Discover the options and possibilities offered by the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities, together with Barcelona City Council, for you to enjoy libraries, museums, shows, theatre and much more.

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Youngster without a leg beside his adapted bicycle
Man pushing a wheelchair along an access ramp to the beach
Boy with eeducational support staff

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