“Nature for All” programme
The “Nature for All” programme began in 2007 as the first of its kind in Spain, with the objective of introducing the natural environment to disabled people through activities in nature guided by specialised supervisors.
The programme was designed by Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio (Junta de Andalucía) in partnership with several CERMI associations.
Each year, the programme offers 35 natural areas in Andalusia and over 150 activities for disabled people. The areas and the activities are chosen by the participants according to their own criteria and preferences. The “Nature for All” programme takes place from February to June and from September to November.
The parks most frequently visited by participants are those that, due to their geographical or geological characteristics, are the most accessible, although other centres are also specially adapted
The number of attendees is similar each year, except in 2013, when CERMI’s dissemination of this programme among its federations and associations was increased. The people who use the programme most are those with cognitive disabilities (intellectual disability and mental disability), while the least active are associations for the deaf.