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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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22/12/2010 ELMA Project Finland - Heads Proposal for Education in Accessibility

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

01/06/2010 Sport and leisure for all in Vuokatti, Finland

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

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

23/03/2010 North Karelia University of Applied Sciences: Accessible Tourism Project

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

17/02/2010 Keen Guides. Accessible Culture and Museum Guides for the iPhone

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

05/02/2010 ITTI - Improving Accessibility Through Training In Tourism

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

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