Information for the disabled in Croatia is hard to find online. An overview of some city guides, blog impressions and useful numbers.
- How many disabled people are there in Croatia?
- Who advocates for the disabled in Croatia?
- The best wheelchair accessible beaches in Croatia
- A guide to Zagreb for disabled visitors, including maps of user-friendly institutions
- Split for the disabled
- How easy it is to get around Dubrovnik as a disabled tourist?
- Visiting Zadar with disabilities
- Disabled resources in Pula
- Disabled facilities in Rijeka
According to the Croatian Public Health Institute, there are more than half a million (11.9%) of people in Croatia registered with disabilities. These are broken down into the following sections:
150.000 (30%) are people with movability issues
130.000 (25%) mental illness
120,000 (23%) other organs
93,000 (18,2) nerve system damage
25,000 (4.8%) intellectual disability
23,000 (4.4%) voice communication disability
17,000 (3.4%) sight disability
13.000 (2.6%) hearing disability
150.000 (30%) multiple disabilities
There are a number of institutions dealing with disabled affairs in Croatia. Here are the most useful contacts:
There is sadly little information currently available. But perhaps the blogging experiences of disabled travellers do the best job at explaining the situation. Here is a great one, even though it is from 2007.
More efforts have been made in recent years to improve beach access for the disabled in Croatia. Here are 7 recommended beaches for the less mobile.
The most comprehensive guide of information about disabled visitors to Zagreb was published in early 2017, by Total Zagreb.
In addition to using the city as a disabled traveller, there are several Google Maps. These show which institutions, museums etc. are accessible for the less mobile traveller. There is also information about public transport help. Learn more about Zagreb for the disabled.
Wheelchair travel in Split, Trogir, Krka, Brac, Salona and Croatian Ferries – a really great piece by a Split expat resident after the visit of her disabled father.
For the latest news on issues related to the disabled in Croatia, follow the dedicated TCN page.
If you have any more links or information to help add to this page as a resource, we would love to hear from you. Contact [email protected] Subject Disabled in Croatia.