1.1.1 What is this Guide for?
The objective of this guidebook is to inform, guide and advise deaf immigrants in terms of their integration process in Spain.
The guide offers information on:
- The administrative division of Spain and access to the different social protection services (health, education, social services…)
- Available public and private resources, both at state and Autonomous Region level
- Procedures related to their disability, and their immigrant status: access to resources, benefits and allowances as well as the processing of certain documents (residence permit, healthcare card, disability certificate, etc)
- Their rights and duties as deaf immigrants, stressing the right to be treated equally, and the equal opportunity and non-discrimination right that the Spanish and European legislations guarantee