A programme is underway in Iran’s capital in which people can share their experiences of visiting Tehran’s tourist attractions with the blind through voice messages.
According to a report by IFP, Rajabali Khosroabadi, the Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Tehran Province, announced that the programme of “Tourism with the Voice of Kindness”, a plan for encouraging the blind to discover Tehran’s historical and cultural attractions, has started in late September and will continue until the National Day of Cultural Heritage in May 2017.
“It is a civil right to benefit from tourist attractions. No one should be deprived of it because of his disability,” he noted, according to a Farsi report by Nasim Online.
“By sending their voice messages about Tehran’s tourist attractions, the tour leaders, as well as students and graduates of tourism-related fields, can take part in the programme,” he added, noting that some prizes are considered for the 10 best voice messages as selected by the blind.
According to Khosroabadi, the first page of a tourism manual in braille is to be unveiled during in a tourism conference in Allameh Tabataba’i University campus.