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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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31/01/2015 Mobility Unesco Sustainable Tourism

The Mobility Unesco Sustainable Tourism (MUST) is configured as a specific action aimed at reducing the restrictions still existing between disabled and non-travellers, and at increasing awareness among tourism operators, for them to develop a methodology that could support the creation and promotion of accessible routes in other destinations. 0 comments

15/12/2014 Europe Without Barriers: Accessible Tourism Itineraries & Training (EWB)

The general objective of the EWB project is to create a network of entities able to promote and sell tour packages accessible to everyone. All services will be provided in a context where needs of people with special requirements should be attended to and resolved. 0 comments

08/12/2014 Metro For All

Metro - Wayfinding - Accessibility. What Metro For All does: Collect data about the infrastructure and layouts of metro stations; Analyze and visualize data related to metro usage, including geospatial data; Collect data about the infrastructure and layouts of metro stations; Research metro systems around the world and blog about them. 0 comments

24/10/2014 Research for the improvement of knowledge in accessible social tourism for all in Spain

Polibienestar has created the platform SOCIALTOURISM, the first model of tourist universal accessibility, which allows to companies and Administrations a self-assessment online of its facilities and services on the basis of universal design criteria. 0 comments

24/10/2014 Collective awareness platforms for Improving Accessibility in European Cities Regions - CAP4Access

The objective of MyAccessible.EU is to develop and pilot-test methods and tools for collectively gathering and sharing information about accessibility of public spaces. 0 comments

16/02/2014 Smart Tourism - Tourist Guides for Dublin, Lisbon and Rome produced by Partnership of Downs Syndrome Associations

AIPD, Italy, in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Ireland and the Associação Portuguesa de Portadores de Trissomia 21, developed three 'easy-reading' guidebooks for visitors to three European capitals: Rome, Dublin and Lisbon. 0 comments

19/01/2014 Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory

The Pantou website, funded by the European Commission, is developed by ENAT and partners. It presents suppliers of accessible tourism services in all European Union countries as well as agencies and operators outside Europe who specialise in Europe-inbound tourism. 0 comments

25/05/2013 Tourism for All, Germany

The project "Development and marketing of accessible facilities and services within the meaning of Tourism for All in Germany" is a collaborative project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology of the German Department of Tourism (DSFT) Berlin eV and the National Coordination Office for Tourism for All Association (NatKo). 0 comments

13/05/2013 Accessibility Guide and Mobile App by Jaccede, France

Since its launch in 2006, Jaccede non-profit association has spear-headed an online, collaborative guide of accessible places which any Internet user anywhere in the world can consult and contribute to with the aim of providing essential information about the accessibility of public places. 0 comments

13/05/2013 Eurotrotters - 2013 Tour - An Accessibility Initiative of Jaccede, France

In Autumn 2013 two volunteers from Jaccede, the Eurotrotters, are coming to Europe to spread the accessibility message and create a human platform for exchange to complement the virtual tools offered by Jaccede to all people with limited mobility and concerned citizens. 0 comments

04/05/2013 Greenways4tour Project

The project fits in with the call to “promote transnational thematic tourism” products in the European Union to develop sustainable tourism. For the first time, greenways have been included in the grant programme of the European Commission’s General Directorate of Tourism (2011), indicating that they are an area regarded to have great potential and value for the development of sustainable tourism within Europe. 0 comments

28/04/2013 T-Guide: Tourist Guides for People with Intellectual and Learning Difficulties in Europe

T-GuIDE is an initiative of nine organisations supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, ”Leonardo Da Vinci”. It addresses two of today’s major societal challenges in Europe: to increase opportunities in the job market and to increase social inclusion. The aim is to produce an EU training model and Manual for training Tourist Guides in guiding people who have learning difficulties or other intellectual impairments. 0 comments

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