October 23, 2005

Korea Discovers a Special Niche in Tourism?

It is no secret among wheelchair users that finding accessibile public restrooms can require an inordinate amount of time, energy, and logistical preparation. To use a popular geek quote entirely out of context, "Findability preceedes usability." Both, however, are essential - and most often urgently so when traveling.

So Korea's "Public Restrooms Law" and the "Citizens Coalition for Restroom Culture" may be the wave of the future -- ostentatiously beautiful and pleasant restroom. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Specialists take note! The change in Korea has certainly been dramatic:



Until five or six years ago, the state of Korean toilets was so bad that guide books commonly suggested tourists take care of business ahead of time at a hotel or department store to avoid being forced to use a public convenience. But progress will stop at nothing.

The article does not say whether or not Korea's new parthenon's of privy culture are accessible.

Source:

Chosun.comhttp://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200510/200510230012.html

Posted by rollingrains at October 23, 2005 05:52 PM