Today, the Austrian city Salzburg won the Access City award 2012, the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities.
The annual honour aims to award efforts to improve accessibility in the urban environment and to foster equal participation of people with disabilities. The European Commission commended Salzburg’s long-standing commitment,
coherent approach and excellent results in improving accessibility, achieved with the direct participation of people with disabilities.
Salzburg was chosen for its outstanding achievements in all key accessibility areas: the built environment and public spaces; transport and related infrastructure; information and communication, including new technologies, public facilities and services.
The other finalists were (in alphabetical order): Krakow (Poland), Marburg (Germany) and Santander (Spain).