Valentino May be the Most Accessible Beach Ever

August 22, 2016   Travel

New Mobility Magazine | Source

accessible-beach-ValentinoOpening this past June, the Valentino Beach Club has what may be the most wheelchair accessible beach ever.

The Calabria, Italy, resort installed private raised platforms that all connect to a Seatrac system. The solar-powered Seatrac allows wheelchair users to take a dip in the ocean on a smooth seated track system — no beach chair necessary.

“We wanted to create a structure that was accessible to everyone. We thought of it all, from the elderly person with movement difficulties to people with severe disabilities, Valentino is designed to give people with disabilities a pleasant holiday,” says Fabio Corigiliano, president of Zarapoti Social Cooperative, the nonprofit that dreamed up the accessible beach. “We studied the initiative with industry professionals, we traveled to learn about other similar beaches and we can say with pride and satisfaction that there nothing in Italy like this beach.”

Read the full article at New Mobility.