Accessible Travel

Moscow is a challenging destination for wheelchair-bound visitors and travellers with other disabilities. Toilets are frequently accessed from stairs in restaurants and museums; distances are great; public transport is extremely crowded; and many footpaths are in poor condition.

This situation is changing (albeit very slowly) as buildings undergo renovations and become more accessible. Many hotels offer accessible rooms and all new metro stations are equipped with lifts and ramps.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.

All-Russian Society for the Blind Provides info and services for visually impaired people, including operating holiday and recreation centres.

All-Russian Society for the Deaf (Всероссийское общество глухих, www.voginfo.ru) Organises cultural activities and recreational facilities for its members.

All-Russian Society of Disabled People Does not offer any services to travellers, but may provide publications (in Russian) on legal issues or local resources.