Autonomia EXPO 2009 in Athens, Greece

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Autonomia EXPO 2009 is a celebration of disability, technology, aesthetics and culture which is taking place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of May 2009 and it will be organized by DISABILITY NOW on a yearly basis, in May, at the most accessible place in Athens, the Stadium of Peace and Friendship!


Autonomia Expo 2008Covering 4,500 m², Autonomia Expo constitutes the largest exhibition of products and services for disability, health, rehabilitation, special education, technology and independent living in Greece, also attracting participation from European providers. It also encompasses disability seminars and cultural events. In reality, it is a celebration of disability as difference in living terms, of accessible ways of living, of aesthetics and culture. Its first opening last year had an unprecedented attendance of people with disabilities as well as other stakeholders in the field of disability. The success of Autonomia EXPO lies in remaining closest and responding to consumer needs and demands which exceed stereotypes of disability, and in bringing together people with a common view of an active and achieving disability.

Admission is FREE

As far as the www.autonomiaexpo.org is concerned, it constitutes the digital version and the during calendar of the Autonomia EXPO exhibition which operates 365 days the year and it is gradually enriched with all the necessary information for the visitors and the exhibitors in order to ensure that Autonomia EXPO will meet the needs of both the exhibitors and the visitors.

At Autonomia EXPO (from Friday 15th May till Sunday 17th May at the Stadium of Peace and Friendship), from 10 am to 9 pm, you will find the topmost supportive technology and the most specialized services for people with disabilities, within 4,500 m², dozens of booths and exhibitors with thousands of services and equipment that simplify and upgrade daily life!

Autonomia EXPO is fully accessible to all the known disabilities, and will also be served by accessible means (the electric railway and tram). In addition, you can also use the specially designed taxis (there are 4 accessible private taxis in Athens which have to be booked in advance through the following telephone numbers:  0030 210-9351757 ,  0030 6944-535762  and  0030 6945-781854 ) or the free transport service provided by the minibuses of OASA by calling the number 1130.

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