Over the last few months, I've gotten a few emails from folks wondering about how people with disabilities might best cope with barriers when visiting Venice. A city of bridges, stairs and water creates formidable logistical challenges, to put it mildly.
I knew that the Comune di Venezia put out a guide for handicapped folks, but it was in Italian. Translating it has been on my to-do list for a while. But now there's no need: I noticed that an English version is up at the following address: http://www.comune.venezia.it/handicap/nuovo/pagina.asp?idmenu=19&lang=2
Message to handicapped folks: Venice is, true, harder than most destinations to visit, but it's worth every extra erg of energy. You can have an amazing trip there, even if you're wheelchair bound.