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29/10/2011 Call for Abstracts, Interdependence 2012 Conference, Vancouver, Canada

Co-hosted by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Rick Hansen Institute, Interdependence 2012 is an international four-day conference and exposition with a focus on creating accessible communities and furthering spinal cord injury (SCI) research for a cure. Abstracts are now invited for presentations in the theme session on "Making Communities Accessible for All". The two sub-themes are "Accessible and Inclusive Tourism" and "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". 0 comments

23/09/2011 Improved Accessibility – A Commercial Success for Scandic

Scandic, the Sweden-based hotel group, is intensifying its successful focus on improved accessibility. This year, over 100 new disabled rooms will be added to the portfolio and 2012 there will be even more to meet the large and growing demand. More and more companies and organisations seek rooms and conference facilities that are accessible to all. 0 comments

01/09/2011 Access More Business in 2012 - Top 5 Tips from TOURISM 2012 GAMES, U.K.

Accessibility is not just about improving your welcome for customers with a range of access needs, or ticking the right boxes – it simply makes good business sense. Here are 5 tips for improving your business. 0 comments

23/08/2011 Baby Boomers: Rebels With a Cause. National Geographic Traveler Talks to Scott Rains

Boomers, many of whom came of age holding a protest sign, are joining forces with disability and senior groups to add muscle to the cause of increased accessibility in travel. “They don’t intend to let hip replacements and insulin shots stop them from traveling,” says Rains. “Nor will they be pandered to, stigmatized, or written off.” 0 comments

07/07/2011 The 2011 Edition of the EU Access City Award is Now Open for Applications

Put your city on the European map as a proactive supporter of accessibility for persons with disabilities. The Access City Award sets out to showcase and reward cities with over 50,000 inhabitants which take exemplary initiatives to improve accessibility in the urban environment. 2 comments

24/03/2011 ATHENA project workshop in Ostrava - Press Release

Tourist services keep losing 130 million of disabled customers. They are not accessible. 0 comments

12/03/2011 ELMA Newsletter no. 5. News from Snowpolis, Finland

February marks the end of ELMA’s first year in action and It will also mark the beginning of a new era for ELMA. The future of ELMA looks bright and it is now hoped that the next steps for ELMA will bring local enterprise closer so that together we may move into developing an Accessible Vuokatti… A VUOKATTI FOR ALL! 0 comments

15/02/2011 ELMA Newsletter no. 4. News from Snowpolis, Finland

January has been ELMA’s biggest month yet. Thanks to the efforts of the ELMA team here in Vuokatti, much has been accomplished. This month has seen the First steps into the future Ridderrennet International circuit, Research cooperation between the Snowpolis research units and Paralympic sport, and more importantly the future of Sport and leisure for the disabled to be cradled here in Vuokatti. 0 comments

01/02/2011 "Tourism for All" Czech Conference 2010 Proceedings Now Available

Please, see the proceedings from international conference "Tourism for All", held on 15th November, 2010 in Ostrava 0 comments

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15/09/2011 Accessible Tourism Destination Certification Programme by TGB, Belgium

The first international certification programme for accessible tourism destinations has been developed and carried out in Lousã, Portugal by the Belgian Accessibility Office, Toegangelijkheidsbureau (TGB). The Certification Programme is a completely new destination management tool which provides an accurate measure of the excellence of an accessible tourism destination, based on strictly defined criteria. 0 comments

27/04/2011 Projecto Turismo Inclusivo (Portugal)

The general objective of the project "TOURISM INCLUSIVE - Competencies for Care of People with Disabilities" was to conduct a study that may contribute to the achievement of national policy of inclusion of persons with disabilities, particularly in regard to their access to tourism services by: The identification of specific needs of people with disabilities, on the reception - service - service; The identification of skills, in terms of care and service necessary to meet those needs; The construction of a "package" of training aimed at developing these specific skills. 0 comments

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21/03/2011 ICT Policy Suport Programme

ICT Policy Support Programme. The ICT Policy Support Programme (or ICT PSP) aims at stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and best use of ICT by citizens, governments and businesses. The 5th Call for Proposals is now open, it opened on 1 March and will close on 1 June 2011.  

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