Barriers in practicing tourism by the disabled from the aspect of material status

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 1


Motor activity among the disabled is a revalidation factor; hence, it represents an important life component for this group of people. Unfortunately, undertaking tourist and motor activities by disabled persons is much more complicated than in the case of those who are able-bodied. Many disabled do not travel at all, while those who do, encounter many obstacles. The difficulties occur as a result of ignorance of the discussed problems by tourist operators, which is a consequence of a general lack of knowledge in the whole society, concerning this sphere of activity of the disabled. The presented study is an attempt at filling the gap pertaining to the state of knowledge of barriers in practicing tourism by the disabled. The research material covered 518 disabled persons, including 58 with eye disorders (11.2%), 253 with hearing dysfunctions (48.8%), and 207 persons with motor organ dysfunctions (40.0%). The study was conducted by the method of a diagnostic survey using a questionnaire. The results of research show that financial barriers are the greatest obstacle for practicing tourism by the disabled, irrespective of the type of disability. Material standard exerts an important effect of the declared financial, organizational, and social barriers, as well as the lack of offers for persons with hearing and motor dysfunctions.

Authors and Affiliations

Krzysztof Kaganek


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Krzysztof Kaganek (2015). Barriers in practicing tourism by the disabled from the aspect of material status. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(1), 77-83.