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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26/03/2010 MIT! - Make It Accessible
Make it accessible! A project to promote barrier-free travelling for senior citizens and people with handicaps through innovative marketing strategies based on awareness of specific requirements, needs and active interest in social inclusion. 0 comments
23/03/2010 Puedo Viajar (I Can Travel), Jaén, Spain
We are working in a national project (“Puedo Viajar”) funded by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade (Plan Avanza 2009), which aims to provide information and several services on Accessible Tourism through the internet. 0 comments
The objective of the project is to develop nature tourism services for a wider scale of customers. Another aim is to support organisations providing nature tourism services in their development of accessible environments and services. In addition, an objective is to launch strategic and persistent development for evaluating, instructing, and classifying accessible nature tourism. 0 comments
Catharine McNally is founder and president of Keen Guides, a company that creates and sells downloadable tours for the smart phone filled with images, audio, video and text. A museum lover who has been deaf since she was an infant, McNally hopes her company will make cultural outings a more enjoyable and accessible for everyone, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. 0 comments
The main aim of the project ITTI is to improve accessibility of tourism services through tailored training for tourism employees on working with disabled and elderly guests, and to increase the competitiveness of tourism facilities and tourism workers on the labour market. 0 comments
21/01/2010 Sights Unseen. Photography by blind and visually impaired people in the UK, Mexico and China
In partnership with Sight of Emotion (Mexico), the Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans (OBAC, London) and One-Plus-One (China). 0 comments
02/12/2009 Accessi Tourisme Project
Within the framework of of the European Union's Operational Programme of Territorial Cooperation between Spain, France and Andorra 2007-2013 (Interreg IV A), the project Accessi Tourisme is a triennial project of cross-border cooperation on Accessible Tourism, between the Department of Turisme de Catalonia and its conterparts, the Departmental Committee of Eastern Pyrenees Tourism, and the Elsa Fundació NGO. 0 comments
20/11/2009 Europe Senior Tourism
The Spanish government would like to make it as easy as possible for seniors from other EU countries to enjoy their free time, which is why it is proposing active holidays during the winter in Spain, by organizing a full trip for which it will pay a portion of the expense. This project aims to present good value for visitors, strengthen European citizenship and help the tourism industry through the difficult economic period. 0 comments
The Mediate Project aims to establish a common European methodology for measuring accessibility. This will lead to the development of a self-assessment tool that can be used by policy makers to identify areas where upgrading will improve the accessibility of public transport in their city. In this way, Mediate will contribute to the provision of better and easier access for all. 0 comments
The ETCAATS project has two main aims: 1). to develop an online training course in accessible tourism from existing innovative content selected from previous Swedish work and supplemented with other international training materials; and 2). to develop a ‘Road map’ for an EU certification system for the area of accessible tourism vocational training, in line with the European Qualifications Framework. The target groups for the course include employers and personnel in the tourism industry. 0 comments
The project aims to create new learning packages for on-line delivery, promote ’The Accessible City’ concept and improve the skills, knowledge and awareness of companies and employees associated with the tourism sector. 0 comments
The main goal of the ATHENA project is the creation of conditions and tools for human resources development and employment in the accessible tourism sector in the Czech Republic. This will be achieved by transnational cooperation with ENAT and exchange of experience and good practice with European countries. 0 comments