Santo Domingo Botanical Garden Opens Path for the Disabled


The country’s National Botanical Garden recently inaugurated the “Path for the Senses,” a trail created to provide individuals with physical disabilities access to the beautiful park.

The Path provides special signs in Braille for the visually impaired, as well as audio guides.

The path is supervised by the National School for the Blind, and the audio guide was produced by Audio Guide Dominicana.  World Voices produced the MP3 recordings.

The trail was the brainchild of the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Council and was co-sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Disability Council and the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources.

Santo Domingo’s Botanical Garden is named after “Dr. Rafael M. Moscoso,” the country’s most important botanist.

It is one of the largest in the Caribbean and covers more than two million square meters of land.

The Garden features more than 69,000 floral species including ferns, exotic palms, bromeliads, orchids, herbal gardens, as well as thousands of national and international species.  It is open daily, and easy to reach through some of the city’s main avenues.

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