Is St James’ Way fully wheelchair accessible?

Is St James’ Way fully wheelchair accessible?

Religious sites and pilgrimage routes should be accessible to all audiences. Each year, thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago, also known as St. James’s Way, to the shrine of the apostle St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Pietro Scidurlo

Like many thousands of people from around the world, Pietro Scidurlo, from Italy, was inspired by this experience.

In order to overcome his apprehensions and fears Pietro, who is a paraplegic, had to adopt a new approach to tourism and pilgrimages.

Pietro got the idea for this guide from his everyday experience, seeing a problem to solve. His physical disability has not confined him in many ways: his is successful and well-traveled. But travel has often been a challenge.

The aim of this guide is at enabling wheelchairs and handbikes users to travel the Camino de Santiago and to be pilgrims.

Pietro hopes that this guide has helped to develop a new understanding of the everyday lives of disabled people, has triggered discussion, and has enabled new ideas to be absorbed by NGOs, local governments, religious and university departments.

Read more: “Guida al Cammino di Santiago per tutti”

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