Raising awareness of the issue of mobility for people with a disability was the aim of Sitwell Consulting, which took a stand at the Hotel Show Africa.

The company acts as consultants and analysts on the subject and provides design solutions, including chairs can provide easier access to buildings.

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Elizabeth Thabthe paid a visit to the firm’s stand soon after opening the event.

The minister praised the innovation shown by the company saying helping people with disabilities is an issue which needs to be addressed and “it being done in an innovative way”.

The firm’s work is in line with a South African National Development Plan which is set to run for the next decade under the slogan: “Persons with disabilities are equal citizens.”

Sitwell’s Tina Watt (pictured above meeting the Tourism Minister) said: “The firm only started a few years ago so we are something of a ‘newbie on the block’. So, taking part in this event is a way to showcase our work

“There is a certain lack of knowledge and awareness on this issue so the minister’s interest and our participation in the show can go some way towards addressing this, as well as helping us to obtain more clients of course.”

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