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Re: [Debconf-team] Question about accessibility


On 1/8/07, Otavio Salvador <otavio@debian.org> wrote:

Usually disabled people has problems to take a bus when coming to a
city because the volume of ludge they bring together. You all probably
remember how many ludges volumes I bring every Debconf with me.

Yes, but this is not a public bus transport.  This is a special bus,
to go from the airport to the venue.  It's a bus that is expected to
have space for baggages and stuff.

I contacted them, to know how accessible they are, and they said that
they are used to taking people with wheel-chairs.  But is it ok for
you to get out of the chair for the trip?  Or do you need the kind of
buses that allow you to stay in the chair inside the bus? (we have
some of those in Argentina).

Is difficuilt to go to a bus with that. Usually a taxi is a best option.

Well, the same company that manages the buses also has a taxi, a
minivan (12 people) and a van (20 people) option, so I guess that
there will be an option that will be ok. Obviously the less people
that go in the transport, the more expensive that the trip is

> I'm not sure which would be more accessible, we would need to
> investigate both to find out.  The train service still works, and is
> cheaper than the bus. However, to go to Mar del Plata, you'd still
> need to take a bus to the train station and wait there for the train.
> It seems to me that a direct trip from the airport to the hotel is
> more comfortable (less waits).
By plane again?

As explained in the webpage, to go to Mar del Plata by plane, you need
to switch airports.  Buenos Aires has an International Airport which
is 45 minutes (by car / bus) away from the Domestic Airport.

Going by plane means: arrive at the international airport, take a
car/bus to the domestic airport, wait, take a plane, take a car/bus to
the hotel.  With the waiting and the taking of cars/buses, the final
duration of the whole trip wouldn't be much less than just taking the
bus from the International Airport, and you would be jumping from one
thing to the other, which does not seem very comfortable to me.


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