Acropolis to become more accessible for visually impaired visitors in 2022


The Acropolis and its monuments will become more accessible to people with vision disabilities as of June 2022, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni announced recently during a Scientific Conference on the Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities in Public Areas at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens.

According to Mendoni, the ministry collaborates with the “Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece” to create a four-language printed guide and signs to facilitate people with vision disabilities movement.

“We implement or participate in actions and projects aimed to encourage and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in cultural activities,” said Mendoni.

According to the ministry, 300 people with disabilities (on average) visited the Acropolis daily from June to October.

“Culture contributes to eliminating stereotypes and prejudices, encourages tolerance and respect for individuality and diversity, and contributes to democratic dialogue. Ensuring free access to culture for all citizens without exceptions is a matter of social equality and justice – a matter of democracy,” she added.

Last year PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis inaugurated a new lift for people with disabilities at the Acropolis Hill, as part of a series of works to provide more inclusive access to the site.

*Source: Disability Insider

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