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How the Ancient Greeks Cared for the Disabled

As difficult as it may be for many Greeks and visitors today to get around Greece, the ancient Greeks had the disabled in mind when they constructed buildings, especially those having to do with healing. Building graceful stone ramps at...

Greek-American with MS Fights for Handicapped Access in Miami Springs

A Greek-American man who has multiple sclerosis and who must use a wheelchair is fighting a war for handicapped access that most believe was decided long ago with the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990. Living in...

Greece Probes Acropolis Safety Concerns After Wheelchair Accident

The recent injury of a man in a wheelchair during his tour on the Acropolis has rekindled the debate on the safety and quality of construction that was undertaken on the monument in 2020. The implementation of concrete pathways had...

Acropolis to Become Entirely Accessible to Disabled For First Time

For the first time in its long history, stretching back into Greek antiquity, the buildings atop the Acropolis, Athens' "Holy Mountain," will become completely accessible to the disabled and those with other mobility and health issues. Although there has been...

Ministry of Culture Asks for Resignation of Officials Responsible for Acropolis Wheelchair Lift

The case of the parents who had to carry their mobility-impaired 12-year-old son up on the Acropolis Hill because the lift is out of order for months has caused outrage in Greece. Parthenon, one of the most important monuments of...

Parents Carry 12-Year-Old on Wheelchair after Acropolis Lift is Out of Order

  The Greek ministry of Culture apologized on Friday for problems associated with the wheelchair lift to the most famous, iconic Greek monument in the entire country, the Athens Acropolis. The ministry explained in a statement that the lift is "old"...