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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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09/04/2008 Promoting disabled friendly tourist facilities in the cross-border area (NETMEN)

The project seeks to promote disabled friendly tourist facilities in the cross-border area of Slovenia-Austria due to disabled people being deprived from using tourist facilities, as well as the rejection of disabled guests by the tourist organisations. The project is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the framework of the Initiative Programme of INTERREG Community IIIA Slovenia-Austria 2000-2006. The initiator of the project is ŠENT – National Association for Mental Health. 0 comments

01/02/2008 Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge-based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired users

The ASK-IT integrated project aims to establish Ambient Intelligence (AmI) in semantic web enabled services, to support and promote the mobility of Mobility Impaired people, enabling the provision of personalised, self-configurable, intuitive and context-related applications and services and facilitating knowledge and content organisation and processing. 0 comments

20/01/2008 Tenerife Sur, Municipality of Arona Access Plan and Guidebook, 2009

The Municipality of Arona, Tenerife Sur, has taken up the challenge to make its tourist offers available to everyone, including people with disabilities, through the Arona Integral Accessibility Plan. An access guide to Tenerif Sur, produced in 2007, covers information bureaux, facilities, transport and accommodations in three languages, Spanish, English, German. The Guide has 170 pages and is richly illustrated. 0 comments

07/12/2007 CARE project: Accessible Cities of European Regions

The C.A.R.E. project (Città Accessibili delle Regioni Europee – Accessible Cities in the Regions of Europe) was based on the cross-national sharing of city development policies in which accessibility to everyone is key to quality, in order to make the geographical resources better suited to the requirements of all those users who have special needs. "Cities that will be able to fulfil the most exacting requirements will be more functional and friendlier to everyone". 0 comments

06/12/2007 Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport, Australia, 2002 (amended 2005)

The Australian Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport provide practical measures to be taken by transport operators and providers to make public transport more accessible, both for persons with disabilities, as well as the elderly and those travelling with young children. 0 comments

06/12/2007 “Talking Tactile Fish” : aquarium exhibit for blind/low vision under development

RAF Models, Inc. is entering the testing phase for a new tactile exhibit system that will make aquarium exhibits accessible to those who are blind or have low vision. Once completed, the exhibits (touch-activated, tactile models of fish with an audio component where applicable) will become part of a permanent exhibit at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. 0 comments

06/12/2007 “Welcoming Ways” - Training sessions on customer services for travellers with disabilities and seniors persons

Development and delivery of courses in hospitality and customer service for those working with persons with disabilities and seniors, and given by persons with restricted physical ability. 0 comments

06/12/2007 A sea without barriers - sailing in Valencia

Once completed the restoration and adaptation of the 12 meter long motor boat "Sirenita" by the foundation "A Sea Without Barriers", people with reduced mobility will have the chance to enjoy tourist sailing tours in Valencian harbour. 0 comments

06/12/2007 Accessible beaches and bathe service in Barcelona

During the last years, Barcelona has worked in order to make accessible its beaches. A service of support to bathe is addressed to people with reduced mobility who need help to access the water. 0 comments

06/12/2007 All aboard! - Naviratous - An Alternative to Conventional River Tourism

Off for a cruise on a catamaran on the Canal du Midi: a dream basically difficult to realize if one is handicapped. Naviratous strives to make it come true while respecting the environment. 0 comments

06/12/2007 All-Terrain tandems for persons with disabilities

Based in the Mont-Blanc Range, the Loisirs Assis Évasion Association has for 10 years been developing mountain nature activities for adults and children in a handicapped situation. After the ski tandem, backed by the Foundation in 2005, the association is branching out into the creation of all-terrain tandems for ramblers. 0 comments

06/12/2007 ATT : Access to Travel website

The Access to Travel (ATT) Website contains information on accessible bus, train, plane and ferry transportation, on government policies and programs and on public and private local transportation, as well as links to other accessible transportation sites. This project is an initiative of the Canadian Federal Government, managed by Transport Canada, the Federal Transport Ministry. 0 comments

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