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?

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

Who advocates for the disabled in Croatia?

There are a number of institutions dealing with disabled affairs in Croatia. Here are the most useful contacts:

Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities

Croatian Federation of Associations of People with Disabilities

Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Associations

Zvončići – Association of Children with Developmental Issues

Autism Association

Croatian Cerebral Palsy Association

Croatian Blind Union

Association for Promotion of Inclusion

Dodir, the association of Deaf and Blind Persons

Croatian Alliance of Muscular Dystrophy

The Croatian Deaf Association

Croatian Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual disabilities

The Croatian Community of Down Syndrome

Croatian Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Association 

The best wheelchair accessible beaches in Croatia

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

A guide to Zagreb for disabled visitors, including maps of user-friendly institutions.

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

Split for the disabled

A disabled holiday guide for the Dalmatian capital.

Travelling in a wheelchair in Split?

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.

How easy it is to get around Dubrovnik as a disabled tourist?

A look at what is possible with reduced mobility in Dubrovnik.

Visiting Zadar with disabilities

A guide to Zadar for the disabled

Disabled resources in Pula

What to see and how to get around in Pula.

Disabled facilities in Rijeka

Getting around Rijeka as a disabled traveller

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.