What is accessibility?
In 2019, the Danish disability associations published Tourism for All, a report based on an analysis by VisitDenmark. The report shows that approx. every fifth Dane lives with some form of disability, 80% of which are invisible.
That’s a lot of people! And this figure probably includes someone you’ve met. But who are these people? One could be tempted to say all of us, since we are all likely to be affected at one point. Disability is far more than merely a question of wheelchair use, ramps and platform lifts. Visual and hearing impairments, arthritis, autism, ADHD, dementia, asthma, walking or arm disabilities and wheelchair use are just some of these many disabilities. We all probably know either a grandparent, who is a little hard of hearing or who uses a walking stick, or a colleague who uses glasses, or perhaps a friend who has reading difficulties.
Tourism that facilitates accessibility ensures that we can all travel and be consumers of tourist products. This doesn’t need to be complicated.
How does VisitVejle work with accessibility?
At VisitVejle, we strive to make tourism accessible to everyone by:
- Registering at godadgang.dk and continuously working on updating our information and images on the website
- By having joined the Sunflower programme in the autumn of 2022 and preparing to accommodate people with invisible disabilities
- Informing our network in the tourism industry about various initiatives that can increase accessibility in relation to individual partners
- Continuously updating our website with relevant information