I am about to travel to one of the world's lower income countries - Nepal - which hovers near war-ravaged Afghanistan in most international rankings. So why promote international tourism for those with disabilities?
Because accessibility and attitudes of social inclusion benefit everyone.
Sure, we could cite the "Curb Cut Effect" where parents with strollers, kids on bikes, and workers with handcarts benefit from ramps up to the sidewalk. We could observe how often the general public prefers inclusive design like the absence of stairs or larger parking places (after all, they will only "be there for a minute.')
Today I wanted to highlight the comprehensive yet compact guide to Inclusive Tourism created by Scott and Sarah Pruett at Universal Design Partners.
Have a look at "Universal Design Guide for Inclusive Tourism."