Projects and Good Practices
The tourism sector already has many examples of good practice which are helping to making travel and tourism accessible for all. But these examples must be better known and followed by the industry in order to bring about innovation and improvements on a wider scale. The cases shown on these pages are placed here to generate discussion and inspire change.
No example is perfect but these projects and practices show what has been achieved in many different areas of accessible tourism.
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25/10/2012 Trailblazers. UK Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Trailblazers is a national network of more than 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them. We aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure we can gain access to education, employment and the services we require. We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions. 0 comments
01/05/2012 Social Tourism European Exchanges Platform
The STEEP project aims at creating and developing a web‐based platform as a mechanism intended to facilitate transnational tourism particularly during the low season, and within the different Calypso target groups. It also aims to increase the competitiveness of tourism SME’s by facilitating business opportunities between intermediaries acting on behalf of clients. 0 comments
10/02/2012 JPS Tours, Belgium. Travel Agency and Tour Arranger for Travellers with Learning Difficulties
JPS Tours provides all-inclusive vacation packages for travellers from the ages of 16 to adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 0 comments
01/01/2012 Our Friendly Built Environment Portal
The Singapore Building and Construction Authority's (BCA's)Friendly Built Environment Portal was first developed with our local users in mind, to serve as a one-stop portal for information on universal design and accessibility to cater to the special needs of different user groups. We are in the midst of enhancing this portal and will take on board feedback of users to further improve it. 0 comments
The first international certification programme for accessible tourism destinations has been developed and carried out in Lousã, Portugal by the Belgian Accessibility Office, Toegangelijkheidsbureau (TGB). The Certification Programme is a completely new destination management tool which provides an accurate measure of the excellence of an accessible tourism destination, based on strictly defined criteria. 0 comments
Tokyo's new Haneda Airport passenger terminals, opened in October 2010, are based on universal design in accordance with the barrier-free concept to ensure convenience in use of facilities. 0 comments
27/04/2011 Projecto Turismo Inclusivo (Portugal)
The general objective of the project "TOURISM INCLUSIVE - Competencies for Care of People with Disabilities" was to conduct a study that may contribute to the achievement of national policy of inclusion of persons with disabilities, particularly in regard to their access to tourism services by: The identification of specific needs of people with disabilities, on the reception - service - service; The identification of skills, in terms of care and service necessary to meet those needs; The construction of a "package" of training aimed at developing these specific skills. 0 comments
23/12/2010 EUROCITIES: Barrier-Free City for All
The European network of cities, EUROCITIES, has established a Working Group on Barrier-Free Cities for All. The Group is chaired by Ms. Barbara Berninger, City of Berlin. 0 comments
The ELMA project in Finland is seeking partners for a proposal in response to the European Commission Directorate General Education and Training call for the Life Long Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci. 0 comments
23/10/2010 eAccess+. A Thematic Network for Improving Implementation of eAccessibility throughout Europe
The eAccess+ network aims to bridge the widening gap between the potential of ICT/AT and eAccessibility for people with disabilities and the ageing population on the one hand and the actual implementation of eAccesibility on the other hand. eAccess+ is driven by 25 core members, coming from all over Europe. It is their task to involve all stakeholder groups at national level and to expand the network by developing a group of so called “Associated Partners”. 0 comments
25/06/2010 Accessible Tourism for Europe
Accessible Tourism for Europe is a project promoting raising the quality of accessible tourism for all through training and development of tourism staff competences in order to make them ready to welcome the guests with special needs. 0 comments
For long Vuokatti is known worldwide for its superb sports and leisure facilities. It has been a regular host for all levels of athletes and individuals who enjoy practicing a physical activity in a purely natural and friendly setting. The Elma project is focussed on developing a sustainable, Universally Accessible destination for all. 0 comments