Seoul Tourism Organisation sweeps barriers aside
Seoul Tourism Organisation won the grand prize at the first Seoul Universal Design Awards for its barrier-free environment creation project in December 2021. The organisation has been promoting the Universal Tourism Environment Creation Project since 2019 to improve the physical environment, strengthen access to information and improve social awareness so anyone can travel the city conveniently. Seoul Danurim Accessible Tourism Center, which opened as part of the project, offers essential services, including the operation of wheelchair accessible vehicles and travel assistive device rentals, and provision of accessibility information through the website.
Business travellers can make a reservation for recommended tours in advance to use the vehicles at no cost and enjoy exploring the city visiting recommended barrier-free sites. Or they can rent the minivans at a reasonable price, covering just operational costs such as fuel, parking and tolls. Some vehicles have room for up to 10 passengers including two to four wheelchair users.
Through device rental, wheelchairs, portable ramps and wheelchair lifts can be delivered with convenient door-to-door service, with portable ramps in high demand as they allow visitors to explore downtown locations where wheelchair accessibility is a challenge.
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