Czy człowiek niepełnosprawny ma szansę być pełnoprawnym turystą?
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Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM
Państwo i Społeczeństwo 2011, nr 1, s. 93-102.
- disabled people; tourism of disabled; tourist activity; the availability of tourism; barriers of tourism; tourism for all; adaptation of tourist accommodation
Tourism is an important part of life for all people, including those with disabilities. In the case of the latter, in addition to typical features such as – leisure, cognitive, educational, etc., tourism is also part of rehabilitation (physical rehabilitation, psychological and social), contributes to the openness to other people, facilitates acceptance of disability, make disabled people believe in their own value, and often break out of isolation - the same contributes to fi nding his place among “healthy” people. People with disabilities, taking a tourist activity, much more often than people without the restrictions, encounter in a variety of barriers. Some of these barriers are common to people with various disabilities, others are linked to the type of disability. Most studies about disabled people tourism focuses on the discussion of barriers of tourist activity in this group. This article treats this issue in a different way - is an attempt to show that tourism is not only a privilege for people without disabilities. The author presents ways to increase tourist activity of people with disabilities and shows ways for making the tourism area of activity more accessible for them.
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