BEACH FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
In accordance with the Blue Flag criteria, at least one Blue Flag beach in the locality must have facilities (i.e. a toilet and access ramp) for people with disabilites (i). According to criteria:
In addition to this mandatory criteria, our Foundation recommends that the following facilities be provided, if geographical conditions of the beach are suitable (some beaches are not suitable for people with disabilities due to rocky structure and high slope):
DISABLED OPPORTUNITIES IN MARINAS
Although it is not obligatory to have facilities for disabled people in the marinas due to the Blue Flag criteria, our Foundation strongly recommends that the following facilities be kept in marinas;
Sanitary facilities for the disabled Other facilities for disabled people in the marina may include:
Turkey Foundation for Environmental Education (TÜRÇEV) was established with the aim of launching Blue Flag Program for our country, under the leadership of the Ministry of Tourism in 1993. In the Mediterranean basin in tourism in developed countries has been widespread, healthy swimming water, equipped beach and good environmental management and environmental awareness-raising activities comprising the Blue Flag of the tourism and environmental terms is also important approach and started to work.
The Blue Flag works towards sustainable development of beaches, marinas and yachts through strict criteria dealing with Water Quality, Environmental Education and Information, Environmental Management, and Safety and Other Services.
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