The 4-day Goa Carnival is slated to kick off in Panaji on March 2nd. For the first time this year, this Carnival will be accessible to all.
Accessible holiday specialist, Enable Travel has collaborated with India’s first wheelchair taxi service and Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG), Ezy Mov in a bid to enhance the accessibility at the carnival.
The Carnival parade in Panaji will feature elevated platforms, making them accessible. These upheaved platforms will have ramps to facilitate effortless movements of those using wheelchairs.
A never-before-seen float with differently-abled and aged people with limited mobility, donning costumes, carrying placards in order to support the cause of inclusivity, will also be part of the parade.
The Head of Enable Travel Debolin Sen said: "Goa is more accessible than many other destinations in the country, but there is scope for improvement."
Being accessible travel specialists, Enable Travel want to ensure that this momentum strengthens their commitment with their partners, Ezy Mov and DRAG with deteriorating.
This would enable them to create a more accessible travel experience in Goa.
Shama Noorani Choudhary from Enable Travels noted that she is happy that differently-abled people will be able to experience the carnival.
The unique collaboration between accessible travel company and accessible transport, Disability Rights Association of Goa, and the organizers of the Goa Carnival paves the way to unparalleled adventurers for those participating, Choudhary added.
The structure comprises a special viewing gallery set up to allow those using wheelchairs to see and enjoy the carnival.
Ezy Mov Director Bennet Dcunha is hoping to see a large number of wheelchair users from across India to be a part of the festivities.
They are aiming for about 100 accessible participants for the impending carnival. Corporates having the same mindset along with NGOs will be teaming up to make this event a huge success, Dcunha says.
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