Member in the Spotlight: Dresden to be the city accessible to all
Dresden has applied for the ”Access City Award“ of the European Commission. Dresden has about 13 000 cultural monuments which provoke a careful balance between monument conservation and the needs of disabled persons. The city’s continuous efforts of being a barrier-free city are highly effective.
At the present time, Dresden’s city centre is nearly barrier-free and the most important public buildings, museums and venues are accessible for everyone. Additionally, there are about 170 free parking spaces and about 70 toilets for disabled persons in the city centre, which is an untypically high rate for a German city.
To reach those places, most of the public transport in Dresden’s city centre was created in a barrier-free way, which is also a greatly beneficial for mothers with prams, travellers with heavy and bulky luggage or elderly persons.
A lot of continuative offers using IT-media amplify Dresden’s endeavours. As a basis of them, the websites of Dresden are largely designed in a barrier-free way, which permits the readers to use a screenreading programme. Besides a various supply of print media, you can also find on Dresden’s websites an interactive city map... CONTINUE READING.