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Haberler ve Duyurular - FULL SUPPORT TO ACCESSIBLE TOURISM AND CULTURE 24.08.2014

FULL SUPPORT TO ACCESSIBLE TOURISM AND CULTURE

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The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ömer Çelik said that they fully support accessible culture and tourism. He continued; “for the areas of our responsibility, we continuously work on an accessible life both in practice and Research & Development”. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism which works with full power to be successful on all areas and which improves it’s apprehension of serving the public, especially draws attention with its innovative policies that become operative during the leadership of Minister Ömer Çelik.

The Ministry, which increase the level of quality each day, gives a big importance to the “accessible life” projects in the areas of its responsibility. Many projects are carried out to let the handicapped people reach more the services of the Ministry. The Ministry that realized many projects such as increasing the bed capacity in the touristic facilities and to increase the level of service in those facilities, audio books, home delivered books lately speed up the plans to remove the obstacles at the historical places.

Minister Çelik, related with the works said; “For the areas of our responsibility, we continuously work on an accessible life both in practice and Research & Development. We everyday add new projects related with the handicapped people in the areas of our responsibility. These projects especially becomes reality in the museums, which the handicapped citizens visit intensively. During the last two years, my Ministry spend 454.165 TL for accessibility in 10 museums and with the required equipment, these museums became an accessible environment. We are planning to finish the arrangement of five more museum and historical sites for the handicapped people before the end of 2014. When we look back in the last ten years for the rearrangement, repair, area organization of existing 44 museums and 2 historical sites and building of new museum buildings, for the use of the handicapped we spend 2.213.900 TL.

The other areas under the responsibility of my Ministry are the libraries. We reorganize the libraries, which are the most important centers to reach information, for the handicapped citizens. For handicapped citizens, which cannot go to the library, our Ministry through the National Library puts two services in commission. These two services are; Talking Books and Service Center for the Visually Impaired. By these improvements, by using the advanced search options of the libraries website, the users can download the audio books of the catalogue to their computers or can reach the information online”. Minister Çelik said when you look in the Tourism Industry there is another story and continued; “As a reality of the sector, each brick we put in tourism, is a service for our citizens and becomes for tourists an element of attraction. Because the Tourism Sector on the world uses the term “handicapped” in a different and wider concept. Older people, because of some limitations in their movements are also accepted in this category. We see that in Europe, this age group has both in means of budget and health possibility to travel, and therefore they are an important part of our target audience for our Tourism for handicapped”.

Under the context of Accessibility Strategy and National Action Plan, to put the law and regulations in action, to work systematically, to make correct and adequate applications, Minister Çelik said that they believe it is important to work in coordination with the central and local administrations. He said Hotels and Holiday Villages over a certain capacity already have responsibilities for accessibility, however the Ministry also encourages and advices smaller facilities also to make the required arrangements for accessibility.