Valuable 500, a planetary concern corporate of 500 CEOs and their companies, listed the 10 astir accessible cities successful the satellite based connected a survey of 3,500 tourists with disabilities crossed 5 territories: the UK, Japan, China, the U.S., and Australia.
Respondents to the survey rated the accessibility of each metropolis according to the following:
- transport links
- the proximity of accommodation to taste attractions, shops, and restaurants
- the availability of accusation astir accessibility
Caroline Casey, the laminitis of the Valuable 500, stated successful a property merchandise shared with CNBC Make It that though the probe shows that the cities listed person consistently scored good successful accessibility, determination is inactive overmuch enactment to bash worldwide.
"Tourist boards inactive aren't making the indispensable headway to region the carnal and ethical barriers to guarantee cities are genuinely accessible for all. Accessibility arrangements for radical with disabilities stay an afterthought for the question and tourism industry," Casey stated.
The cities included were not ranked successful immoderate peculiar order.
- Singapore, Singapore
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- New York, U.S.
- Orlando, U.S.
- Paris, France
- Shanghai, China
- London, UK
- Sydney, Australia
- Tokyo, Japan
Three cities successful the U.S. made the database — Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando.
According to the survey, since the Las Vegas portion was built and mostly renovated aft the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, astir of the city's hotels and venues are astir wholly ADA compliant.
New York City was besides highlighted due to the fact that of however overmuch accusation is disposable for radical with disabilities who are readying to question to The Big Apple.
The authoritative usher to New York City has an accessibility leafage that features a searchable database with the enactment to filter for antithetic categories. It includes tourer attractions, museums, galleries, hotels, and more.
Where New York City doesn't fare good is however accessible, oregon not, the subway strategy is successful the city. Currently lone astir 29% of the city's 472 subway stations are accessible to a definite extent, according to Valuable 500.
Orlando, Florida was the last U.S. metropolis to marque the list. It is often ranked arsenic 1 of the astir accessible cities successful the U.S. and portion of that is acknowledgment to the 12 taxable parks that telephone Orlando home.
Six are tally by Walt Disney World, 3 by Universal Orlando Resort, and 3 by SeaWorld and each of them connection accommodations for not conscionable those with mobile disabilities but visitors with vision, hearing, cognitive and sensory disabilities too.
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