To get the certification of the Architecture without Barriers Program, the Administration of National Parks has removed all architectural elements blocking the normal flow of children and disabled people, trying to preserve as much of the traditional designs and buildings as possible.
A person on a wheelchair can go through all the facilities, tours and services without any inconvenience from the moment of arrival to the Park to the moment of exit.
• Paved paths in the Cataratas Area were built to make the flow of wheelchair users and blind people safe.
• Every building in the conceded area, footbridges and places with unleveled surfaces have access ramps. Building have even surfaces, with the same texture, both in rooms and restrooms: granite polished with lead indoors, brushed concrete outdoors, and metal grating footbridges.
• There are restrooms in every sector of the Park, at the Access, at the train stations, at La Selva Restaurant and the food court. Doors width allows wheelchair users go in and out.
• Restroom space allows entering and turning wheelchairs, and there are bars at each sides. Washbasins are adequately set for wheelchair users to wash their hands easily. There are urinals adequately set for people of low heights.
• All footbridges in the Park have railings fitted with double wood handrails for children and wheelchair users’ safety. Edge protector profiles have been fitted in the lower part of the footbridges and at both sides, a metal profile to protect wheelchairs and baby buggies. Wire nets were also set for children’s safety.
• All one way footbridges are 120 centimeters wide, and two way footbridges are 180 centimeters wide. There are no slopes over 6%.
• The entrance to the Devil’s Throat and its entire footbridge are 100% accessible.
• The entrance to the Upper Circuit and its walk are also 100% accessible.
• The entrance to the Lower Circuit is possible for wheelchair users and it can be done through ramps and stairs. Wheelchair users can choose to go on an electric vehicle (caddy carts) to Dos Hermanas Square and from there on wheelchair through ramps. This is 90% accessible.
• The Green Trail is accessible and presents no obstacles, just slight slopes. It has optimal flow conditions due to its road and sides free of obstacles. Halfway through the walk, there is a small bridge, fitted with the same materials as the footbridges. At the end of the tour, there is a small barrier signaling the Rainforest Ecological Train crossing. Some meters ahead, visitors can access the Cataratas Train Station platform through a concrete ramp.
• The Rainforest Ecological Train, which runs on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has been specially designed for Iguazú National Park. Each wagon has places for wheelchairs, where seats can be folded up. It has anti-slip aluminium floors.
• There are small vehicles that can transport disable people and visitors who may need them. Visitors can find them an the Park entrance, avoiding the 400 meters walk to Central Train Station, and another at Central Train Station which takes visitors to the Upper and Lower Circuits entrances.
• There are wheelchairs specially adapted for the footbridges at Cataratas and Devil’s Throat Train Stations, and other locations of great flow. These wheelchairs and the small vehicles are free of charge.