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There is a group of academics (Disability Studies), designers (Modas Inclusivas), and disability right activists quietly exchanging thoughts about beaches as spaces for "coming out" with a disability. As the converation bgins to take shape here one note on beaches and dsability from Accessible Travel Netherlands:

Just a small group of people know about the existence of beach wheelchairs, a wheelchair with thick and strong tires that make it easy to wheel on the beach. People knowing about the existence of the beach wheelchairs are mostly the users themselves, family, friends and owners of beach wheelchairs. To make the beach wheelchair a bit more famous and to inform and encourage people with disabilities to go to the beach, Accessible Travel Netherlands developed an online brochure called 'Beach wheelchairs along the Dutch coast'. The Dutch version is now available on this website and the English and German brochures will be available soon.

In cooperation with Stichting Gehandicaptenvoordeel (Foundation for Advantages of PwD's) and support from municipalities along the Dutch coast, the online-brochure became a fact!

The online-brochure includes:

    • an explanation of the different beach wheelchairs;
    • the addresses where beach wheelchairs are available in the Netherlands;
    • points out the addresses on the map;
    • explains how to purchase a beach wheelchair or beach wheelchair tires.

To download the brochure, click here.

Would you like to receive the brochure to spread it around or are you interested in purchasing a beach wheelchair for your venue or for yourself, do not hesitate to contact us:

If you like the beach wheelchairs, you might also like the beach catarpillar: 

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