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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. These examples must be better known and used 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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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

20/04/2013 Inclusion Through Accessibility Project, Georgia

The ITA project will contribute to developing a new direction in the tourism sphere in Georgia. It aims to benefit, in particular, persons with disabilities and elderly citizens and contribute to the economic development of Georgia by involving directly civil society organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises and public sector bodies in training, development and dissemination activities. 0 comments

06/04/2013 TUR4all - Accessible Tourism App for Disabled Visitors in Spain

TUR4all is a free mobile application providing information to people with disabilities and the general public about levels of accessibility in more than 1300 tourist establishments across Spain. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping the Skills and Training Needs to Improve Accessibility in Tourism Services

This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will map the staff skills needs to improve accessibility and safety in the tourism services and analyse the availability of corresponding training in Member States. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Mapping and Performance Check of the Supply of Accessible Tourism Services in Europe

This research study, which started in February 2013, will assess the presence and the performance of accessible tourism services and facilities along the tourism supply chain, examining best practices and tools to foster tourism accessibility. 0 comments

14/02/2013 EU Study: Economic Impact and Travel Patterns of Accessible Tourism in Europe

This 12-month research study, which started in January 2013, will examine the demand for and economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe. 0 comments

13/01/2013 PEOPLECERT ACCESSIBILITY Certifications for Professionals

To facilitate selection of the best-suited personnel for any hotel position, PEOPLECERT now offers personnel certifications that will ensure a hotel employee is capable of offering the same service quality to individuals with a disability as to any other client. Employment of certified staff can, in turn, create a distinct competitive advantage for the hotel among its competitors. 0 comments

01/11/2012 Cultural Values and Leisure Environments Accessible Roundly - for All

CLEAR aims to serve as a kick-start mechanism for generating a better attitude towards Cultural Values (CVs), rendering them accessible to all and so seen as assets to local development. 0 comments

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

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