Young woman in a wheelchair with leg in plaster (illustrative)..
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)
Despite its hills, narrow passageways and endless steps, scenic and historic Jerusalem can still be accessible to physically disabled people. The voluntary organization Yad Sarah will take the wheelchair-bound on a free organized tour for those 18 years and over on Jerusalem Day on Sunday.
It will be the second such tour and focus on “Jerusalem in the last 150 years.” The stops will include the Mishkenot Sha’ananim area of Yemin Moshe, Montefiore’s windmill, water sources in the city, the first railway station, the German Colony and Baka.
Volunteer tour guides, headed by lawyer Kobi Beer, noted: “We are giving people with disabilities the maximum freedom they want and invite them to participate in the accessible Jerusalem tours. Together with Yad Sarah [and its elevator-equipped Nechonit vans], we are contributing to their quality of life – and to ours.”
The wheelchair tour will run according to the participants’ pace and include rest spots. The tour guides will pick them up at their homes and return them at the end of the tour. An accompanying person may go with each of them.
To register, call *6444.