Accessible Tourism Accessible İzmir
A working meeting was held on 23.05.2017 in İzmir in order to make Efes Archaeological Site and Ephesus Museum accessible for visually and hearing impaired people, in association with İzmir Provincial Culture and Tourism Directorate and TUREB. Our President Ahmet Zeki Apalı, İzmir Provincial Director of Culture and Tourism Murat Karaçanta, Vice Director M. Kaan Erge, Director of Efes Archaeological Site and Efes Museum Cengiz Topal, ENAT Representative of Turkey A. Nejat Şardağı, Dr. Mehmet Kürkçü and Audio Description Association Board Member advocate Olgun Yılmaz attended to meeting.
It was emphasized that this is the first time in Turkey for the visually and hearing impaired people to visit an archaeological site and a museum at the same time by eliminating the obstacles and making them suitable for visits to people who accept themselves as restricted due to disability to be equalized and this is a goal that is tried to be reached all over the world.
It is decided that project designing would be under the leadership of TUREB with Audio Description Association.