The mayor of Toledo, Milagros Tolón, has participated in the Church of San Lucas in the initiative promoted by the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE) to bring the Big Week of Corpus closer to people who are blind or have low vision. This Sensorial Corpus, as highlighted by the municipal manager, shows that Toledo is committed to inclusion also when it comes to culture and traditions such as this celebration, declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest.
Accompanied by José Martínez, president of the Territorial Council of ONCE in Casilla-La Mancha, and by José Antonio Martínez, priest responsible for the temple, as well as by the Councilor for Social Services, Ana Abellán, the mayor has indicated that this sensory activity has facilitated throughout this Monday that blind people, people with visual rest and people with disabilities can touch, smell and feel everything that is part of the Corpus.
The initiative, as Milagros Tolón has said, is here to stay and will be part of the Corpus program in future editions.
Thus, from ONCE and in collaboration with the Church of San Lucas, different pieces and items related to Corpus Christi and the decoration of the processional race have been arranged, as well as thyme and clothing of the chapters and brotherhoods that are part of the processional protocol. . Through touch, smell or hearing, these people have had the opportunity to live and feel the Corpus in the first person, in addition to experiencing sensations through the senses.
"Toledo has had the Pact for Inclusion for a few months, where more than 80 entities, together with the City Council, sign our commitment to favor the integration of all groups in municipal activity", commented the mayor, to add that this Corpus Sensorial is an example and one more step to make Toledo an inclusive city in which everyone adds up and contributes.
«Contact is direct with ONCE and its advice is essential in each of the works and projects that we carry out from the City Council, together we work to eliminate physical barriers, but also administrative, social and cultural, which are often invisible. », has indicated Milagros Tolón, grateful to ONCE for this proposal and novelty for the Big Week of Corpus. “We are going to continue this line of collaboration with groups and entities to improve accessibility at all levels”, she stated.