In preparation for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a new web site for travelers to London has launched. Check out this fab article by Access Tourism New Zealand:
I’ll be in London this June–my family is taking the trip to celebrate my dad’s XXth birthday. (He’s so cutely sensitive about his age.) Given that, I’ll take this golden opportunity to test out InclusiveLondon.com and see how well it works for travelers with pain and hidden disabilities.
So far…hm. You know what we don’t have? We don’t have any symbols. There’s no international symbol for “chairs with backs.” Nor is there one for “enough stalls in the ladies room to keep major lines from forming.” I’m going to think about that a while…suggestions welcome. Symbols for different accessible characteristics exist only because somebody once thought they were needed and put pencil to cocktail napkin.