The Buenos Aires Tourist Board has produced a complete guide to accessible tourism in Buenos Aires, highlighting attractions that offer enhanced facilities for visitors with different types of disabilities.
This clear and simple guide created by the Buenos Aires City Tourist Board and city disabilities association COPIDIS* offers information on the accessibility of different attractions for people with disabilities.
Written in English, Spanish and Portuguese, the guide is organized into different circuits, and includes maps and photos to make it easier to identify the location of each place of interest.
Most museums in the city are fitted with ramps or lifts, and some offer special guided tours for the visually-impaired and signed tours for the hearing-impaired. The City Tourist Bus is also equipped for wheelchair users, while all 5* hotels are fully adapted for wheelchair users, and the majority of modern hotels are equipped to accommodate persons with reduced mobility.
New tactile 3D maps designed for visually impaired visitors are available at the Recoleta and Palermo Lakes Tourist Assistance Centers. The maps, with 3D models of important buildings and information in braille, aim to allow visually impaired visitors to quickly orientate themselves in the city and imagine the space around them.
The city's bicycle tours are available using cargo bikes, designed to allow a cyclists to carry children under 10 or youngsters with motor disabilities. The passenger seats are fitted with seatbelts to guarantee passenger safety.
Download the BA Accesible app for Android tablets and smartphones for more information on accessible tourist attractions in the city, and places fitted with ramps, audioguides or braille descriptions. Users can submit information to the app themselves, helping to create a more and more complete guide to accessibility in the city.