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Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB)

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The Barbados Council for the Disabled is on a quest to make the island accessible to all. Through its Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB) programme, this Organization is working with the private sector and government to create an inclusive, accessible island.

Barbados is a favourite of tourists from around the world, and many of the accessible facilities that are now available for visitors to enjoy can be attributed in part to the work of FAB. Hotels, restaurants, beaches, places of interest, and activities are increasingly receiving FAB’s accessibility stamp of approval. Investors wishing to build or upgrade a tourism property receive incentives via a Barbados Tourism Development Act, if the property meets the Fully Accessible Barbados accreditation standards.

In addition to accessibility improvements which both locals and tourists enjoy, a range of services are offered at the Barbados Council for the Disabled.  They can assist with accessible transportation, braille translation, sign language interpreters, property assessments for accessibility upgrades, beach wheelchairs, among others. Disability Sensitivity Training is conducted on an on-going basis for service providers and the general public.

The Barbados government, having identified that the number of People with Disabilities on the island is increasing, is working through its National Disabilities Unit (NDU), to increase ramps on the island. More programmes for this demographic, aimed at empowerment and engendering independence, are being implemented.
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