Monday, May 21, 2007

Victoria improving accessibility

Victoria, Canada is working to improve accessibility there before it hosts the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "We thought this was a tremendous opportunity to tell the disabled community worldwide, but especially North America, that we're accessible and we would like you to come and visit," said Claude Richmond, B.C.'s minister of employment and income assistance. Will it be worth the effort? "I'm told that if we got 10 percent of the disabled tourism market from the U.S., that's worth $2 billion," minister Richmond said. Sounds worth it to me. (Photo by Keith Paine via


At 5:43 PM, Blogger Katja said...

Yes - I was surprised to see a half-page ad in the Frontier Airlines inflight magazine last week for one of the Canadian provinces touting it as an accessible destination, complete with attractive wheelchair-using model!


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