Prague remains a difficult city to negotiate for travelers with disabilities. Few sidewalks have curb cuts, the cobblestones are difficult to walk and wheel over, and many older buildings do not have elevators (or if they do, the elevator is not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair). New hotels and buildings built in the past 5 years must now conform to more disabled-friendly standards, but they remain in the minority.
The main umbrella organization for the rights of those with disabilities is the Prague Association of Wheelchair Users (Prazská organizace vozíckáru) at Benediktská 6, Prague 1 (tel. 224-827-210; www.pov.cz). Unfortunately, the website is in Czech only, but has several useful maps showing wheelchair-friendly parts of the city.
The Prague public transit company (DPP) continues to expand facilities for passengers with disabilities. Several, but not all, metro stations have accessible elevators. A handful of new trams and buses have street-level entry doors to allow for wheelchair entry. For further information, contact the DPP website with information on barrier-free travel in English (www.dpp.cz).