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25/02/2010 "Access on Wheels". Linking Customers with Providers of Accessible Tourism and Travel in Europe

Belgian, Bert van Driel became a wheelchair user in 2007. However, he wanted to remain active. Bert realised that active wheelchair users need to carefully plan any activity. During this process, he noticed that most on-line information is not accurate and outdated. Bert started the non-profit organisation "Access on Wheels" in 2009 as an independent forum by and for wheelchair users. 0 comments

22/02/2010 Travel Industry 'Failing to Cater for Disabled'

Britain's leading travel companies are failing to serve the needs of disabled travellers, new research has found. 1 comments

05/02/2010 Calling for Reviewers to Comment on Indian Accessible Tourism Report

Indian Non-Governmental Organisation, Svayam, requests experts and stakeholders to give their comments on a Draft Research Study on Problems and Prospects of Accessible Tourism in India. This is the first study of its kind commissioned by the Indian Government. 0 comments

05/02/2010 Featured Member: JPS Tours, Belgium Offers Adapted Tours in Flanders Fields

From 1914 to 1918 the 'Westhoek', West-Flanders, was the scene of the Great War. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers of more than 20 nationalities fell in this conflict. After the often pointless battles and vast destruction, the Westhoek rose from its ashes. Today the Westhoek wants to spread a message of peace to visitors from all over the world. 0 comments

25/01/2010 UK Government Launches Accessible Tourism Guidance for Businesses in Preparation for London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2012

Margaret Hodge, Member of Parliament and Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Sport launched today a leaflet setting out the advantages for businesses of preparing themselves to welcome both domestic and foreign visitors with access needs at the forthcoming London Olympic and Paralympic Games. 0 comments

25/01/2010 UK's TourismSouthEast Podcast on Accessibility for Business

TourismSouthEast in the United Kingdom reviews some of the ways in which businesses can invest to make their facilities and services accessible for all. For relatively small costs it is possible to offer accommodation that is suitable for everybody. The podcast offers tips and advice to help businesses tap into the accessible tourism market, worth some 40 billion pounds a year. 0 comments

21/01/2010 Arona, Tenerife, Launches Tourist Information in Braille at FITUR Trade Fair

The council in Arona, in the south of Tenerife, have come up with a unique way to set out their wares at FITUR, Spain's major tourism trade fair which begins today in Madrid. 0 comments

Project Item

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

ENAT Library Item

25/01/2010 Accessible Tourism: Making it Work for Your Business

No sensible person in business makes life more difficult for their customers. The most successful businesses make life easier. The information in this leaflet will make both your life easier and your business more successful.  

23/01/2010 European Disability Forum Comments on AFNOR Feasibility Study on Accessibility to Tourism and Transport Services to Disabled People

EDF considers that the developments of terminology and classification standards are necessary in these areas as a pre-requisite for any future initiative on access to transport and tourism services. Clarifying the definition of disability on one hand, and of accessibility to transport and tourism services on the other, is crucial. EDF underlines the importance of basing all standardisation initiatives on the social model of disability and on a human rights approach.  

23/01/2010 ANEC Comments on AFNOR Feasibility Study on Accessibility to Tourism and Transport Services to Disabled People

ANEC considers that a European horizontal legislative framework should be established to cover the safety and quality of all tourism and transport services. Such a framework should apply also to more vulnerable consumers, such as children or older persons. This framework should be underpinned by formal standards. Moreover, ANEC stresses the need for CEN to put in place an effective strategy to ensure the balanced involvement of all relevant stakeholder groups in the development of any standards in this field, and in particular to ensure the involvement of organisations representing disabled or older persons.  

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