Tokyo 2020 publish accessibility guide for Paralympic Games

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, April 3 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has published its Accessibility Guidelines which aim to ensure the Olympic and Paralympic Games in three years’ time are fully inclusive and accessible to everyone.

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Public events were held to mark four years until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. ©Tokyo 2020

Developed by working closely with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), relevant government organisations, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, relevant municipal authorities and several disability groups, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has formulated its Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines.

The Guidelines will be used by Tokyo 2020 to ensure that all venues, facilities, infrastructure and services provided for the Games are accessible and inclusive for all.

Xavier Gonzalez, IPC CEO, said: “The publication of the Tokyo 2020 Accessibility Guidelines is one of a whole host of excellent measures that the Organising Committee is undertaking to ensure a fully inclusive Games

“The new Guidelines very much compliment the IPC’s own standards and hopefully can act as a blueprint for other Japanese organisations to further their accessibility too.

“In addition to the excellent measures Tokyo 2020 is undertaking, the Japanese government is also looking to also implement its Universal Design 2020 Action Plan which will further accessibility across the country.

“All these measures highlight, how hosting a Paralympic Games can act as a catalyst to improving social inclusion.”

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will take place between 25 August and 6 September.

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