1. bookVolume 9 (2020): Issue 1 (December 2020)
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Travel Motivation and Barriers to Travel for People with Visual Impairments

Published Online: 10 Apr 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 9 (2020) - Issue 1 (December 2020)
Page range: 54 - 67
Accepted: 25 Dec 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1805-9767
First Published
08 Oct 2013
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

In recent years, social tourism has been strongly promoted in the EU, including the travel of people with various types of disabilities. The present study analyses travel motivation and barriers to travel for visually impaired people. This analysis is based on several years of research at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, then on the personal travel experience of a visually impaired person and the practice of a rehabilitation instructor at Tyfloservis, o.p.s (charitable trust), Hradec Králové, an organization supporting independent living of visually impaired people. The study is also based on interviews with ten visually impaired respondents and their travel experience. SARS-COV-2 is also included as a current barrier to travel.

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