As a specialist in incoming tourism, I often encounter the problem of accessibility. When planning our tours, sometimes we do not have any other option than changing or even skipping a part of the program just because it is not accessible for every participant, for reasons of impaired mobility, vision or hearing although, according to the provisions of law, this should not be allowed to happen.
As a mother of three, having relatives and friends getting close to senior age, I can easily recognize all the obstacles that make activities in everyday life and recreation difficult for the disabled.
We have to face numerous challenges when organizing any program involving a walk with a stroller, or with a child who is temporarily or permanently unable to walk, or with an aging parent with impaired vision or hearing. We can all find ourselves in situations, temporarily or permanently, when we become dependent on assistance. I believe in the power of paying attention.
I believe that if we all pay a little more attention to people around us and support those in need as much as we can, the world will be a better place. Although Hungary does not belong to the fully accessible tourist destinations yet, there are many good initiatives, projects and services already in place, and there is also obvious improvement in this field. I trust that the information we collect and publish on this site will be useful to those interested in or affected by these issues.