Palma.—Since last September, Cala Bona’s beach has been one of the island’s most accessible and is the only beach to have a certification for universal accessibility, therefore meaning that it offers ease of access for the disabled and people with reduced mobility.
A year on, and the town hall in Son Servera has been making improvements to this accessibility.
 The objective is to ensure a beach for everyone and to provide a service from lifeguards trained in accessibility issues to those in need of assistance for swimming.
Improvements made include those to jetties, which had little done to them for some thirty years and were so therefore in a poor condition.
Others include removing slopes to ease accessibility and to the electricity supply for shower and toilet cabins, using solar panels.
 Parking spaces reserved for the disabled have been painted and signs incorporated. Because of these reserved parking zones, traffic-slowing measures been introduced in order to improve safety when crossing the road.
Among other measures being considered is a taxi service adapted for those who need it. The town hall has also started campaigns to increase awareness of the access point. Its website has been translated into English and German and there are leaflets bearing the certification mark in several languages in tourist offices and hotels.
The town hall is also inviting suggestions (and complaints) in order to make further improvements.

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