• Chris McMillan

Beijing Winter Paralympics expedite creation of barrier-free cities


25th February 2022

Beijing Winter Paralympics expedite creation of barrier-free cities

The upcoming Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games has boosted the development of barrier-free environments in Beijing and the co-host city of Zhangjiakou, as well as other areas across the country.

Barrier-free facilities and services at the Beijing National Aquatics Center for the 2021 World Wheelchair Curling Championships, the only test event arranged ahead of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics, were widely lauded for the thoughtful designs for participants with disabilities.

The National Aquatics Center, known as the "Water Cube," was converted to the "Ice Cube" to host curling and wheelchair curling competitions during the Beijing Games.

According to the center, accessible seats and toilets at the spectator stands have been doubled for the Games and will be kept permanently after the events.



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