Arona, Tenerife, Launches Tourist Information in Braille at FITUR Trade Fair
21/01/2010 | 0 comments
The council in Arona, in the south of Tenerife, have come up with a unique way to set out their wares at FITUR, Spain's major tourism trade fair which begins today in Madrid.
The council's promotional material will include examples of maps and literature in Braille, allowing the blind and visually impaired access to information on what the area has to offer the visitor.
According to Arona's councillor for tourism, Angel David Herrera González, the move is the extension of a policy of "Accessibility For All".
The policy, adopted some years ago, has seen the area's beaches and public areas made accessible to the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
The council's policy is aimed at diversifying in order to attract sectors of the tourist market not catered for by other resorts.
The new Braille literature and maps, being shown off this week in Madrid, will be available free for visitors to use at the tourist centres in Los Cristianos and Las Americas and will also include audio presentations, giving information on location and places of interest.
Visit the website of Arona