The 'Accessible Store' project allows the installation of pictograms and help sequences for these people and favors their real inclusion
HiperDino, through the DinoSol Foundation, has adapted five of its stores to guide and accompany people who, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), go to a chain establishment to make a purchase.
On this occasion, the new stores joining the project are HiperDino Triana and HiperDino Melenara, in Gran Canaria, and HiperDino Venezolanos, HiperDino Piedra Redonda and HiperDino Polígono de Güímar, in Tenerife.
DinoSol Foundation and the Asperger Association – TEA Islas Canarias (AsperCan), with the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation through CaixaBank, make this initiative a reality
Image of pictograms and sequences strategically located in the establishments. /
The Accessible Store project has made it possible to install strategically placed pictograms and sequences to help these people, informing them of which section they are in or when to checkout, for example.
In February of this year, the DinoSol Foundation and the Asperger Association – TEA Canary Islands (AsperCan), with the support of the “la Caixa” Foundation through CaixaBank, set up the first HiperDino store in the Playa Honda Industrial Park (Lanzarote ), which made the chain the first in Spain to install pictograms and help sequences to improve universal accessibility.
HiperDino and the DinoSol Foundation continue to work hand in hand to go one step further and promote the social inclusion of people with functional diversity. At this time there are already six adapted stores.
HiperDino is the leading chain in the food sector in the Archipelago and the only 100% Canarian regional chain. Currently, it has 231 stores and works with more than 13,000 references, of which 40% correspond to local suppliers.
In addition, it is the leading company in the creation of jobs with more than 8,000 workers.
Present in five of the eight Canary Islands, it reaches seven of them through the hiperdino.es online store. This channel, created in 2015, has all the products from its physical stores and, among the advantages it brings, the customer receives the purchase the day after it has been made.
Likewise, it has two exclusive preparation centers for online purchases and 34 DinoShop franchise stores.
Through the DinoSol Foundation, it collaborates in solidarity with various actions supporting the social and cultural development of the Canary Islands, and pays special attention to the people who are part of HiperDino.
About the DinoSol Foundation
DinoSol Foundation was born in March 2017 with the aim of promoting individual, collective and family well-being, and improving the quality of life and professional training of all workers and collaborators who are part of HiperDino.
Likewise, it supports the social and cultural development of Canarian society and actively participates in solidarity activities.
Since its inception, it has carried out 264 collaborations with associations, foundations and non-profit entities in the Canary Islands, and has helped 756 people who work in the HiperDino chain.
It has launched and developed eight social programs; 29 own projects such as the Canary Islands Family Aid Program and Food with Life; three solidarity products such as Solidarity Socks and 13 corporate campaigns, in addition to five training courses on values, with a workshop on gender-based violence and another on the importance of communicating in equality, for employees.
Committed to fostering education and promoting talent, it has awarded ten grants for excellence to children of HiperDino workers.
Its Volunteering is made up of more than 350 people, who have decisively participated in 69 solidarity activities and 17 volunteer activities.