Tell us about your experiences with accessibility!

We at MyAccessible.EU want to be in touch with you about the barriers to accessibility in European cities. We want to hear about your experiences with accessibility in your daily life, be they good or bad. Tell us about your most positive and/or your most negative experience with accessibility and let us know how these experiences affected you. We would love to hear your recommendations on how to improve accessibility and your ideas for best case scenarios.

Based on your input we will make recommendations for solutions for eliminating existing barriers. The MyAccessible.EU project gives us the opportunity to make our voices heard, to address the right people and make those people aware of the need for accessibility.

Please add your comments (in English, German, French or Spanish) below or drop us an email at info[at]myaccessible[point]eu.

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4 thoughts on “Tell us about your experiences with accessibility!

  1. Just returned from a conference in Königstein, Germany. Much the same problems we have in the UK really, cars parked on kerbs so having to wheel down the roadside, some roads having only partial pavements so you have to either wheel on the steep sloping verge or in the road.

    The hotel we stayed at (http://www.ktc-koenigstein.com) were pretty good, accessible with ramps etc and lifts to all floors.

    Shops and restaurants in the town mostly did not have any kind of wheelchair access, so I had to sit outside (thankfully in the sun!) or someone had to fold up my chair & take it up the steps for me.

  2. As a wheelchair user, I had many good and also many bad experiences with accessibility. A good example: Last year we went to the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary. This music festival puts a lot effort in improving accessibility, even though it isn’t perfect yet. But they try – they’ve got accessible toilets, a platform for wheelchair users (in front of the main stage), ramps and many ways are wheelchair friendly, too. Unfortunately, the accessibility of the public transport in Budapest needs to be improved. But the Festival itself offers a wheelchair bus. 🙂

  3. We visited the leading world travel trade show ITB in Berlin to get an overview over barrier-free tourism all over the world for http://mobilista.eu.
    The list of exhibitors had been poorly small when I searched for barrier-free destinations, so I went on my search and interviewed a lot of exhibitors. The result: some representatives told us that their country would be quite difficult to travel with wheelchairs, others didn’t know. Just a very few exhibitors seemed to be prepared for these questions and had some useful hints for us.
    Surprisingly for me: Germany is one of the countries where barrier-free tourism really seems to be on the agenda in a lot of regions. And we found the honeymoon-destination of our dreams there – an all-accessible ressort on Curacao 🙂
    Considering travelling there is a lot of work left to be done.

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