Ireland is famed for offering a warm welcome to tourist with disabilities. Ireland had hosted the Special Olympics back in 2003 and since then it has done its upmost to ensure that all public places and attractions are catered for any disabled visitors.
Many shops based around Ireland have catered for disabled visitors allowing easy access for wheelchair users and the allowance of guide dogs for the blind or partially sighted. There are also car hire companies who rent cars specialised for disabled visitors.
Visitors using public transport can rest assured that there are ramps available for easy access onto buses and trains. Train stations also offer PA announcement for those who may have sight impairments. You will also find that there are specialised locations on both the buses and trains to allow for easy storage of wheelchairs, thus making it a comfortable journey for visitors.
If you are driving around Ireland you will be able to use the many designated parking spaces available for disabled visitors. There are clearly marked and offer slightly wider parking spaces making it more accessible for visitors. Ireland has a strong policy for those who abuse the parking spaces, so you can rest assured that spaces will be available more often than not. Ensure you have your European Parking Card clearly shown in your windscreen.
For those who are hard of hearing, induction loops are installed in many public buildings. Should you wish to embark on a tour you will also find that there are tours available catered for the deaf or hard of hearing.
In all, Ireland has made it a very comfortable for disabled visitors, give or take some cobble and ancient monuments. That said visitors will find that travelling around these arenít as daunting as you would think. Ireland offers a very embracing intriguing city which is worth a visit.
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