Looking to go shopping, out for a drink or maybe visit a museum in the capital? Then parisinfo.com is your destination showing you everything you need to know for getting by in Paris with a disability. This includes tourist information and available services to ensure your trip is a successful one. It’s just a single click on the subheading “Disabled people’s access” of every major category on the site ((‘Hotels& Accommodation’, ‘Restaurants & Cafés’, ‘Museums & monuments’, ‘Maps & Transport’, ‘Shopping & Fashion’, ‘Trips & Tours’, and‘Practical Paris’).
Each of these subheadings are dedicated to showing you the accredited sites that have won the right for the “Tourisme et Handicap” label (accessible tourism), plus a selection of other establishments who have had their handicap access evaluated. From there, as a disabled traveller you can the judge the establishment based on your personal requirements and needs. Both functional and practical, this site allows you to search by type of disability: motor, visual, auditory or mental.
In order for the information itself to also be accessible, the new updated version of the website will soon conform to W3C standards (that is that content will be adapted to sensory and motor deficiencies, audio files, larger print and colour modifications etc.)
In the Greater Paris Region, all public buses will be refitted for wheelchairs by 2015
Having been given 10 years to make all buses wheelchair friendly, RATP (Paris transport authority) is certainly on track by having already adapting its bus stops and modifying its rolling stock. Since 2010, all Parisian buses have been wheelchair
accessible with the integration of all networks in Ile-de-France to be equipped by 2015.
Note that RATP states that “a bus is considered to be accessible when 70% of its stops on its route are accessible.”