Beijing 2022 Paralympics – What accessibility improvements have there been?

  • Beijing 2022 Paralympics – What accessibility improvements have there been?

    Posted by TabiFolk on January 8, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    With the 2022 Paralympics coming up in Beijing very soon, what type of have improvements have been made for accessibility in the city?

    Josh Grisdale replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Jiahui

    Member
    January 14, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Wow, it’s a very good question!

    Though I left Beijing after graduation, I went back to this city for a week in September.

    This time I did not stay downtown. So I thought maybe the infrastructure would be less convenient. What surprised me was that there were some tramps alongside the steps on the footbath.

    My friend also told me that on the road near our campus, there were new tramps for people to get to the stores.

    So I think most infrastructure in scenic spots and the subway, and also the main pathway is more accessible than before.

    I am asking my friends for some photos haha.

    • TabiFolk

      Organizer
      January 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you for your answer – glad to hear there are improvements!

      Yes, please let us see any pictures you get. Pictures are so helpful when showing accessibility – thanks!

  • Jiahui

    Member
    January 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    hi everyone! I have asked my friend to take pictures of the facilities near our school. She is wheelchair user too. She said that these places did not have tramps before, but these days they changed a lot.

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    January 21, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    That is great to see there are changes!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    February 7, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    My friend from Bloomberg to a video of the accessible toilet and wheelchair seating in the China Railway high speed train:

    https://twitter.com/rumireports/status/1490544043377537024?s=21

    • Jiahui

      Member
      February 11, 2022 at 12:06 pm

      wow that looks great!

      When I was on the high-speed train, the inside place is similar to this one.

      But what seems inconvenient is that the accessible carriage is different in different kinds of train. So please make sure to know which carriage is most accessible.

    • Josh Grisdale

      Member
      February 11, 2022 at 12:55 pm

      Yes, that is likely the newest one as well.

  • Jiahui

    Member
    February 11, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Please allow me to recommend a vloger in China.

    She works for IT companies in the past, and now she is a full time vloger. She is also a wheelchair user, always recording the accessibility in China.

    If anyone is interested in China, you can see her vlog : )

    https://space.bilibili.com/5104021/?spm_id_from=333.999.0.0

    • Josh Grisdale

      Member
      February 11, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      That is great, please maybe start a new discussion so it does not get lost

    • Jiahui

      Member
      February 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

      good idea!

    • Josh Grisdale

      Member
      February 11, 2022 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks!

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