tactall: a European Initiative to Improve Skills in the Accessibility Market
15/10/2009 | 0 comments
The project aims to create new learning packages for on-line delivery, promote ’The Accessible City’ concept and improve the skills, knowledge and awareness of companies and employees associated with the tourism sector.
Co-funded by the EU Leonardo Programme, this "transfer of innovation" project builds on the methods and experience of a previous Leonardo project, ERTD “European RuralTourism” www.ertd.info.
- Transfer experience in tackling ‘accessibility’ issues to promote Tourism for all
- Develop new training course based on methodology of ERTD project www.ertd.info
- Pilot/evaluate new learning modules/content
- Seek to integrate in national VET frameworks
- Disseminate outcomes to stakeholders
- Investigate potential to establish Accessible City network in Europe
- People who work within the Tourism and Hospitality sector (or any other service sector)
- Teachers and new learners in the Tourism and Hospitality sector (or other service sector)
- Staff in political and social institutions and organisations who make decisions and policy regarding tourism, particularly in relation to accessibility for the disabled, older people, carers.
Primary Project Outcomes
- Identification of training needs through analysis of target groups in partner countries.
- Adaptation of ERTD course structures (www.ertd.info), processes and procedures to new modular training package.
- Creation of new learning and e-learning content.
- Piloting, trialling and evaluating of the “Accessible City” training package.
- Creation of the Accessible City project website/web portal which will facilitate discussion forums and communication.
- Investigation of the potential for integration within national curricula and/or qualification frameworks.
- Dissemination and exploitation of project results.
- Development of the Accessible City Network.
- Understand the meaning of functional diversity
- Know where to find (relevant) information, resources and possibilities
- Analyse and understand social, cultural and economic reasons for accessibility for all
- Acquire the ability to interact with different groups with functional diversities
- Understand the needs the of functionally diverse people and the services available to them
- Learn how to improve the services and state any changes the business needs to make (ACTION plan)
- Understand the policy and legislation of your own country/region with regard to accessibility
- Understand how to communicate with members of staff (and others) to make them aware of need to make services accessible to all