They make up nearly 20 per cent of our population. Here are those who’ve made tourism accessible for the disabled.
In 2010, the Ministry of Tourism released some figures for hoteliers to chew on — 18.11 per cent of the population (186 million folks) stand to benefit from accessible travel, a phrase used to describe suitable travelling conditions for persons with disability (PWDs). This includes everything from toilets to availability of assistants who can communicate in sign language. They even issued guidelines to the Archeological Survey of India and four- and five-star hotels on how to be accessible. However, the ground reality is far from perfect in most tourist-friendly locations.
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