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wheelchair ramps at Bessastaðir
Photo: Forsetaembætti Íslands.

Wheelchair Lifts Installed at Presidential Residence

Iceland’s presidential residence Bessastaðir has become more accessible thanks to two new wheelchair lifts. Þuríður Harpa Sigurðardóttir, Chairperson of the Icelandic Disability Alliance (Öryrkjabandalag Íslands), stated that only around 6% of buildings in Iceland are wheelchair-accessible, despite legislation requiring them to be accessible to everyone.

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