Information on the French capital for disabled visitors at parisinfo.com
During the Forum de l’accessibilité (Forum on Disabled Access) visitors learnt that the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau website, the spearhead for tourism in Paris, now includes over 1,050 hotels, restaurants, cultural sights and other facilities which are accessible to disabled visitors in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.
Planning on doing some shopping, enjoying a relaxing drink or visiting a museum? Parisinfo.com provides disabled visitors with all the tourist information on Paris and its accessible facilities they need for an enjoyable trip. Simply click on the sub-heading "Disabled visitors" in each of the site's main categories ("Hotels & accommodation", "Restaurants & cafés", "Museums & monuments, "Maps & transport", "Shopping & fashion", "Trips & tours" and "Practical Paris").
Each of these dedicated sections highlights sites which have been awarded the Tourisme et Handicap label, as well as others whose disabled access has already been evaluated. Disabled visitors can then assess each individual site according to their own specific needs. This functional, practical website enables users to search by disability (physical, visual, auditory, mental).
To ensure that information relating to disabled visitors is easily accessible, in 2013 the new version of the parisinfo.com website will comply with W3C standards (content adapted to hearing and mental disabilities, with audio documents, large fonts, modified colours etc).