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Accessible heritage cities

Accessible heritage cities

Doan, Tin and Nguyen, Thi Hong Hai ORCID: 0000-0003-1826-4904 (2023) Accessible heritage cities. International Journal of Tourism Cities, 9 (3). pp. 552-558. ISSN 2056-5607 (doi:

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Accessible tourism has been increasingly important for tourism destination organizations to plan and develop for travellers with disabilities and their accompanies. However, heritage cities still remain many barriers for travellers with accessibility needs to experience and enjoy cultural heritages. These travellers are facing multiple challenges to accessing heritage cities, including physical, information and attitudinal barriers. The issue of accessible barriers becomes complex to solve as the diversity of accessible needs from different types and levels of disabilities. In addition, conservation requirements of heritage cities hinder the adaption of accessible designs to accommodate the needs of travellers with disabilities. Therefore, it is essential to apply advanced technologies to tackle accessibility issues in heritage cities. We suggest that three aspects of assistive technologies which should be conducted at heritage cities are accessible platforms, navigation systems, and accessible and interactive heritage interpretation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accessibility; assistive technologies; heritage; disability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
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