Subject: Re: Venice for the handicapped
Hi Tom

The Venice tourist office has maps showing accessible routes. See:

I found a site on accessible Venice a week or so ago when someone asked about travelling with a baby stroller. accessible_venice.htm

I helped organize a committee dinner a month or two ago which included a man in a motorized wheel chair. There are many facets to "accessible" so your friends will need to ask specific questions based on individual needs. See this site for an example of one hotel:

In addition, there are companies that are geared up for this community. Your friend might like to look at this site: (About the name - the website owner who is himself disabled, says his tongue is firmly in his cheek)

Frances Toronto, Canada