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Report: Greece is an Accessible Country for People with Disabilities, But Needs to Do More

Acropolis, Athens. Photo Source: Visit Greece/Y. Skoulas

Acropolis, Athens. Photo Source: Visit Greece/Y. Skoulas

Greece is an accessible country for people with disabilities but needs to further improve its infrastructure, according to a report by UpCounsel, a US-based online marketplace for legal services.

Greece has reached an overall disability-friendly score of 4.5/10 points, ranking 18th out of 21 European countries with available data.

Broken down, the country scored 5.2 points for pubs/bars accessibility; 5 points for transport and restaurant access; 4.3 for access in public restrooms, and 2.8 points for cafes accessibility.

To prepare the report, UpCounsel used two filtering tools, then scraped data on restrooms, cafes, pubs and bars, restaurants, and public transport, with every item on the list classified as accessible. UpCounsel then added the accessible and non-accessible results together and compared them.

UK is the highest ranking nation

The highest ranking nation is the United Kingdom, scoring a highly commendable 7.3/10.

The UK scored particularly highly in accessible public restrooms, a hugely important part of sightseeing.

London, UK

Coming in a close second is Spain, with a disability-friendly score of 7.1/10. The Iberian nation didn’t rank first for any specific criteria, but scored consistently well throughout.

In third position is Italy, with a score of 6.8/10. The nation placed first in terms of accessible cafes, bars and restaurants, but performed poorly for its accessible public toilets and disability-friendly public transport.

Ireland and Switzerland complete the top 5 with a score of 6.6 and 6.4 points, respectively.

Following are the results of UpCounsel’s report:

Source: UpCounsel

Source: UpCounsel

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