While making some research on Innsbruck I have been most impressed by their tourist information website and the pages that they have titled ‘Innsbruck without handicap’.
The Innsbruck tourist information team has even thoughtfully put together a sightseeing tour that you can do on your own and this is suitable for wheelchair users and people with walking disabilities.I suggest that if you are a traveller with disabilities that you visit the Innsbruck info website and print this tour to take with you to make sure you enjoy and get the most out of your trip.
Innsbruck is home to a trail which was originally set up for the blind. This trail runs alongside the river Sill and is also wheel chair accessible. Because the trail is accessible to everyone it can be enjoyed by everyone.
Visitors to Innsbruck who have a disability are also able to spin the wheel at the casino which is fully accessible for wheelchairs and lifts link all the floors. The casino is open from 3pm and the Jackpot casino open from 11pm
When it comes to booking your accommodation you will need to do a little research and check how ‘accessible’ the hotel really is.
A) Does ‘accessible’ mean that spaces, furniture and doors within a room have been thoughtfully designed and there are grab handles fitted in the toilet/bathroom. The bathroom should be suitably adapted
B) Are all parts of the hotel i.e. reception, restaurant/bar areas, saunas, solariums, swimming pools accessible to disabled guests?
C) Are lift doors wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair?
And, if the hotels can provide details about heights, widths and depths for doors, light switches, sinks, baths, toilets, emergency alarms and elevators.
While DHR.com is not currently geared to provide all this information unless it is requested from customers we are planning to compile a list of hotels in certain cities that are accessible to disabled guests and the type of facilities that they can offer.
If any travellers have any feedback as to what you would like us to offer for disabled travellers please leave a comment to this Blog.