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Disabled pilgrims will be able to make reservations in public albergues


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The news says that for Xacobeo21, disabled pilgrims will be allowed to make reservations in public albergues of Xunta de Galicia.
Also says:
- The Xunta albergues are going to be conditioned for disabled pilgrims.
- Some stages in Galicia and other Comunidades Autónomas will have audioguide system for blind pilgrims.
- 70 defribillators are going to be provided in Xunta albergues (all of them).

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The albergue at Ribadiso da Baixo has beautifully appointed accessible private facilities for pilgrims with limitations. Ultreia and thanks to the Xunta de Galicia.


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Is it clear how ‘disabled’ is to be defined in this context?


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Is it clear how ‘disabled’ is to be defined in this context?

No idea, but it's likely a variable -- France for example issues no disability card unless you are 80% handicapped + (AKA basically wheelchair-bound), even if you are recognised as a handicapped person and on benefits conditionally from being handicapped more than 50% as I am.

But I will bring along my French disability papers when I start again next year, even though they are written in the most arcane and bureaucratically impenetrable manner imaginable, likely to be viewed as gibberish by any sensible non-French person unfamiliar with French bureaucratic madness.


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Is it clear how ‘disabled’ is to be defined in this context?

You need a card or similar to show to the hospitaler@ on arrival. They MAY skip this part if the handicap is obvious, like when you arrive in a wheel chair. If it is less obvious it is well worth having the card PLUS a translation of it!, at hand. BC SY
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