With an estimated one in eight people worldwide living with a disability, disabled travellers now make up one of the fastest growing tourism markets. In North America alone, people with disabilities spend more than $13 billion each year on travel. Their biggest challenge - finding accessible travel destinations that will meet their special needs and heighten their travel experience.
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About Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Accessibility information is available via the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) website.
The RMOW promotes accessibility to all residents and visitors regardless of their abilities through the development of policies, procedures and practices. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is developing a strategy to become a more accessible and inclusive resort community, a recommendation of Whistler 2020's Health and Social Task Force.
As the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler has recently improved its accessibility in all areas. The Paralympics brought athletes from all over the world to Whistler and it was crucial that they be able to have a barrier-free experience. Many of the major barriers within the village have since been addressed; however it can still be difficult to determine the best access into the village.
The solution was to create an Access Whistler Map, for users to locate ramps up to the concourse levels, entrances to shops, restaurants and hotels. The Accessibility Map facilitates the accessible movement of people through the village, through particular buildings, to the mountain and into the trail network system. It was developed with the premise of providing as much useful information to empower the best decision-making for people of all abilities.
Today, the resort offers activities to suit every taste and level of ability, and is accessible to all residents and visitors.
Last edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013
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