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    PieterG
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    @PieterGhijsels

    Planning a visit to Belgium? Flanders and Brussels have more than 250 accessible hotels, camping areas, B&Bs, holiday houses, group accommodation and youth hostels. Two new VisitFlanders brochures available in English (https://bit.ly/2Sr1Gpw) French (https://goo.gl/oNyAJ3) and Dutch (https://lnkd.in/gDqr4dm) tell you all about it, in full detail.

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    Azalee Boy
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    Awesome, thanks!

    Are there laws like the ADA that standardize the rooms, or are they all different?

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    #8136

    PieterG
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    @PieterGhijsels

    There is some accessible building legislation in Belgium (per region), but it’s not very ambitious tbh. VisitFlanders uses more, and stricter criteria for its labeling system (https://www.visitflanders.com/en/accessibility/designation-labels/). The information in the brochures is collected by an independent agency and evaluated by experience experts.

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    Azalee Boy
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    @AzaleeBoy

    That is good to hear.  Even if there is legislation, evaluations by people with disabilities is very important.  Thanks!

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    alison
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    @Alison

    Thank you for sharing the brochure!!  It makes me want to visit Flanders.  Do you know where it is possible to rent/buy a handbike that attaches to a wheelchair in Belgium, as in the picture on the cover of the brochure ?

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    #8200

    PieterG
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    @PieterGhijsels

    Hi Alison

    Sorry for the delay, I was out for a couple of days.

    There’s a list of accessibility-related publications on https://www.visitflanders.com/en/accessibility/brochures/. In”Accessible daytrips” there are a few places mentioned where you can rent a handbike (just search for ‘handbike’ in the online document).

    For the moment, the list still features the 2016 edition, but a little bird told me that an updated version is expected shortly.

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    #8201

    alison
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    @Alison

    Thank you very much for help

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