Cape Town gets its first blind-friendly children’s playground

The City of Cape Town unveiled its first blind-friendly park in Bellville on 23 August 2016. The park is situated between Berol Street and Beroma Crescent, within walking distance of the Athlone School for the Blind. Over the past five months Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, has used approximately R1,1 million from its budget for non-motorised transport to transform this square of sandy land into an inviting playground. ‘Learners from the school have visited the park over the past few days to give the new play equipment and features a test-run. Some of the local residents even came […]

Tourism Month 2016 takes a look at universal accessibility

Thursday 1 September 2016 marks the start of Tourism Month, an month set aside to reflect on the most pressing tourism challenges that countries are faced with, and ends with a global commemoration of World Tourism Day on 27 September. The theme for this year is ‘Tourism for all: Promoting universal accessibility (UA)’.  ‘There is a misconception that universal access implies accessibility only for people who are wheelchair-bound. This is not so. Universal accessibility at our tourist facilities is about creating an environment that caters for the needs of a broad spectrum of visitors, such as families with toddlers, mothers with babies in prams, […]