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Egypt is slowly but surely joining the Middle Eastern countries that have taken concrete steps towards accessible tourism and making it easier for people with special needs to enjoy the same sights as everyone else. Earlier this month, the Gayer Anderson Museum for the arts announced it's adding cards and labels around the place in Braille, and now, Tourism Minister Rania Al Mashat announced that the Karnak Temple in Luxor is going to be the country's first archaeological site to receive people with special needs.

The Ministry of Tourism has trained and qualified tour guides to explain landmarks in sign language, which is a huge leap towards helping more people with special needs get acquainted with Egypt's rich history. Talking on an accessible tourism forum held in Egypt, Al Mashat stressed the importance of providing more tools for people with special needs to enjoy Egypt's heritage and landmarks, and she also highlighted the Ministry's program to reform and promote sustainable tourism in the country, which includes the forum itself.

Source: Egypt Today