Category: Tokyo 2020

Barrier Free Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Hotels slow to introduce Barrier-Free rooms for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

“Hotel operators in Tokyo have been slow to respond to the calls from the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments to step up the introduction of barrier-free guest rooms ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital, leading to complaints by some wheelchair users that there are not enough rooms they can use. Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, central Tokyo, is one exception.”

Disability Japan Paralympics Tokyo 2020

Does the shoe fit for a disabled person applying to be a volunteer at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games?

“I was curious as to how a disabled person like myself – my feet are of different sizes (my left is wider and a little shorter than my right) – might give the correct shoes size to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Organizers. There wasn’t, initially at least, a way to communicate the relevant information on the form provided.”