Gyeonggi Launches Accessible Tourism Guide Services for People with Visual and Auditory Impairments

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○ Gyeonggi Province offers sign language and experience-based services at 26 major attractions.
– Hwaseong Fortress (Suwon City), Oido Island (Siheung City), Namhansanseong Fortress (Gwangju City), Haengjusanseong Fortress (Goyang City), and more
○ Service schedule for each attraction available from Gyeonggi-do Association for the Blind and Deaf

Starting this November, Gyeonggi Province is launching accessible tourism guide services at Haenggung (Suwon City) and other major tourist attractions in the province for people with visual and auditory impairments, providing auditory and tactile accessibility in order to enhance their tourism satisfaction.

The accessible tourism guide services will provide direction and distance information for people with visual impairments and present each attraction using auditory and tactile media. Also, related services using sign language will be provided for people with auditory impairments.

To this end, Gyeonggi Province trained approximately 60 guides last year; those who completed the program were placed at 26 major tourist attractions across the province. Of particular note, Gyeonggi Province and the Gyeonggi-do Association for the Blind and Deaf will collaborate in encouraging people with visual and auditory impairments to use the provided services to full advantage.

Gyeonggi Province is planning to expand its guide training programs this year in order to provide better services to people with auditory and visual impairments.

Choi Yong-hoon, Director of Gyeonggi Province’s Tourism Division, said, “Starting with the provision of customized accessible tourism guide services, we will make accessible services more readily available and also expand necessary education to raise current standards.”