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Training courses on accessible tourism

05/12/2007 | 0 comments

The Royal Board on Disability (Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad) is a public institution of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. It is composed by representatives of the Ministries involved in disability issues and regional governments. Organizations representing disabled persons and their families, scientific institutions and experts, also take part in this institution. Her Majesty the Queen Sofía is Honorary President of the Royal Board on Disability.

Its mission is to encourage prevention of impairments, rehabilitation and social integration of persons with disabilities, and to facilitate, in these fields, collaboration among entities, associations and private sector. Besides, it aims at providing support to specialists and organizations through studies, research, documentation and training.

With the collaboration and coordination of Polibea Turismo, a three-day Accessible Tourism Training Course has been organized to be given at Spanish Tourism Colleges. The Course aims to provide knowledge, tools and training about disability awareness and accessible tourism to these students who soon will be working staff in the tourism industry. From this trained staff equality of opportunity for disabled people in the enjoyment of travel and leisure activities will outcome.

The three-day Course programme cover :
- Accessible Tourism - the concept;
- Practical Training;
- Serving clients with disabilities;
- Accessibility to the tourist environment;
- Architecture;
- Urban development and town planning;
- Transport;
- Norms and regulations related to accessibility;
- Technical aid equipment;
- Organizing accessible tourist activities;
- Information sources about accessible tourism.

The course are given at the following Colleges :
Zaragoza : Escuela Universitaria Turismo de Zaragoza
Barcelona : Escola Universitària de Turisme i Direcció Hotelera de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Vigo : E.S.T. CEBEM 
Santander : E.U.T. ALTAMIRA
Granada : E.S.T. ALHAMAR

Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad
Serrano, 140. 28006 Madrid - España
Tel.: +34 91 7452444 - Fax: +34 91 4115502
E-mail: sgrealpatronato@mtas.es
Web site : www.rpd.es

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General Information

Submitted by: Evi Kostakou
Author(s): Polibea
Language(s): EN | ES
Start Year: 2007
URL: http://www.rpd.es
Countries: Spain

Reference

Publisher: Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad; Polibea Turismo
Date published on the web: 01/12/2007

Target Group(s)

Academics / teachers | Non-governmental organisations | Organisations of disabled people | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Students

Keyword(s)

Architecture, design and planning | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Diving, sub-aqua | Education, training | Literature | Location-based services | Staff training | Standards

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