Reply To: Discrimination in accessible tourism and activities

  • Joan Pahisa

    June 11, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Well, as a little person it’s quite common to have to face slurs, people taking pictures of you and other confronting situations. Depending on the country it happens more or less often, but it’s not a thing restricted to just traveling (though in some countries or areas it intensifies). However, since being a wheelchair user, these kind of situations have been reduced a little bit.
    Also, while in Japan, although slurs and such were really rare, there were other problems when traveling alone, as sometimes I was denied access to some means of transportation (some buses and trains) or events (the seating area at a fireworks festival). Luckily, at the fireworks festival, after an hour of arguing, I was sold a ticket, though I had to prove that I could take care of myself alone in crowds.

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