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The canton of Vaud, a leading destination for people with disabilities

Aug 4, 2021

Vaud Promotion and Pro Infirmis have been working together since 2018 to offer a selection of tourist sites and services with guaranteed accessibility

Throughout Switzerland, Pro Infirmis advises, accompanies and supports people with physical, intellectual or mental disabilities and their families. In three years, the association's representatives have audited some 200 providers throughout the canton of Vaud. Tourism offers that meet the accessibility criteria defined by Pro Infirmis are then listed on the accessibility page of the Vaud Promotion website. A filter function enables visitors to search according to the type of disability and the style of activity, and a link to the Pro Infirmis site provides access to all the additional information required.
From Chillon Castle to the Olympic Museum, or the estate of winegrower Henri Cruchon, the selection is extensive and continues to expand. The Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne is now accessible to people with reduced mobility, for example, thanks to an all-terrain wheelchair with an adapted chassis and electric control. The wheelchair can be reserved in advance, and allows visitors to explore two customised routes of 2.2 and 3.3 kilometres in length.

Other projects such as the OK:GO initiative also aim to facilitate accessibility. Launched by the association Accessibility Switzerland it invites tourism providers to enter the accessibility details of their offering in a free app called ginto. Finally, Morges Région Tourisme and Pays-d'Enhaut Région are working on developing disability-compatible packages within the framework of the Accessible Holidays in Switzerland launched by the Claire & George Foundation.

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What if our personalised recommendations don’t suit you?

you can choose to base the recommendations displayed on your own requirements and interests. Whether you’re looking for a solo adventure, family activities or a gourmet trip with your spouse, the suggestions made will be based on your own preferences.

You want to find out what the local tourist attractions are based on your current location?

You can use the map on each page to establish your location and find local points of interest. So you’ll be able to explore the canton, region by region, select the places you’re going to visit along a planned route and get a quick idea of what a town has to offer you.

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If you want to store your selection, print it, export it to your free smartphone app "Vaud:Guide” or share it with your friends, you'll can do all this with “Favourites”.

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