Traveling in Barbados

From The Barbados Advocate:

The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) and its initiative, the Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB) programme, are affording persons with disabilities who are visiting the island an opportunity to experience Barbados beyond the decks of their cruise liners.

Hence other organisations, places of interests and businesses are being encouraged to become accessible.

Co-ordinator and Founder of the Boca Area Post Polio Group, Maureen Sinkule, said that Barbados' having the FAB programme is "fabulous".

She said, "So many times people think that people with disabilities don't have money to spend, not that I do, but I'm just saying, if you can get us there, we can spend the money, but if we can't get there, we can't spend money. So this is fabulous. This is fabulous that you have such a vehicle and such wonderful people to work with."

And her refrain was chanted by other local and visiting persons with disabilities interviewed on Wednesday in the Bridgetown Port, "The disabled have money to spend too," and they want opportunities to spend it.

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