Bermuda Rolls Ahead on Inclusive Tourism

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Architect Kim Paarlberg spoke in Bermuda at the invitation of The National Office for Seniors and the Physically Challenged. She spoke at Bermuda's Access 2009 seminar held at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.

Apparently she had some impact:


One of the attendees at the workshops was Duncan Stott, an architect at Design Associates, who said his company plans to implement some of the Ms Paarlberg's design suggestions into their plans.

"Our company went because we think it is important for everybody to be up-to-date when it comes to building codes," Mr. Stott said. "Bermuda's a little behind in as far as the codes. Our latest code is not up-to-date when compared to the States, for example.

"Bermuda has to be seen as being handicapped friendly."

The Bermuda Department of Tourism said:

"We are in support of any initiative or organization which seeks to give visitors easier access to our beautiful Island. We are always seeking ways to improve our tourism product and enhancing the Bermuda experience."

Complete story:

http://www.bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=42492&TM=36955.99

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