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09/06/2009 UK's Southern Railways Tests Priority Seating Card Scheme

If you cannot manage the train journey standing up from Gatwick Airport to Central London, the recently introduced Priority Seating Card is for you. Southern Railways hopes that by issuing a pass card to older persons, pregnant women, those with a disability and with less visible difficulties, fellow passengers will more readily give up priority seats to those who need them. 0 comments

01/06/2009 VisitEngland Introduces "One-Step-Ahead" Access Label for Accommodation Sector

VisitEngland has recently refreshed the entry-level mobility standard of the National Accessible Scheme, which enables all accommodation providers to give a declaration of the accessibility of their business. The standard, called ‘One step ahead’, is not so exacting as the requirements for full wheelchair accessibility. 0 comments

30/03/2009 Your Opinion Is Needed on Universal Access to Rail Travel

Barcelona, Spain. The Spanish consultancy group, ProA Solutions has launched a user survey about access in rail travel. The survey, which is being conducted for RENFE, the Spanish National Railway, aims to shed light on the accessibility of different countries’ railway systems and the users’ perceptions. 0 comments

19/02/2009 New Booking Website Launched at www.accessible.travel

Today sees the launch of accessible.travel - a new on-line booking site for people with disabilities and others who need to know about the accessibility of venues and hotels before they travel. The site is run by Craig Grimes, a wheelchair user and determined traveller, adventurer and consultant to the tourism industry. 0 comments

17/02/2009 French Athletes Claim Victory in South Africa's Outeniqua Wheelchair Marathon

Two French athletes who travelled to South Africa to compete in the annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge, held on Saturday 14 February in the historic town of George in the Western Cape, have returned home victorious with gold and silver medals. Denis Lemeunier was the first to cross the finishing line of the 42.2 km wheelchair marathon in a time of 1:42:48. 0 comments

29/01/2009 Solleftea, Sweden Ready for First Paralympic Winter World Cup

Bonn, Germany – On 3 February, the first Paralympic Winter World Cup will take place in Solleftea, Sweden, bringing together over 200 athletes representing 26 countries from around the world. The Paralympic Winter World Cup will be an exciting event for elite winter sport athletes with a disability and one of the biggest international biannual multi-sport competitions outside of the Paralympic Winter Games. 0 comments

27/01/2009 GAATES Honoured with UN Habitat - Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment

The publication, "International Best Practices in Universal Design: A Global Review" has been named as one of the world's 100 "Best Practices" for 2008 by United Nations - Habitat - Dubai International Award for Best Practices. The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) has distributed the publication to over 5000 people worldwide. It compares accessibility codes and standards from around the world and is available in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Serbian and the alternate DAISY format. 0 comments

26/01/2009 South Africa Focuses on Accessible Tourism During Visit of Disability Expert Dr. Scott Rains

South African tourism authorities are knuckling down to the issue of accessible tourism during a month-long visit of leading US disability expert Scott Rains. Dr Rains, a wheelchair-user for 37 years and an advocate for the rights of disabled travellers, will be meeting South Africa's largest disability organisations and tourism bodies during his month-long visit to the country. The aim of his trip is to evaluate the quality of the South African tourism product for disabled and older travellers – and ultimately to build awareness of the importance of good access to the country's tourism industry as a whole. 0 comments

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06/05/2009 Report: Acting Locally for a Society for All

This is the Report of the European Day of People with Disabilities 2008. It includes summaries of the speeches and discussions at the two-day conferece held in Brussels on 1st and 2nd in December 2008. In this wide-ranging conference, Mr. Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director ENAT, gave a presentation about Accessible Tourism in the third session (Day 2).  

04/02/2009 Guide to 'Mainstreaming Disability Based on the Social Economy Model'

This guide, drafted in cooperation with the European Disability Forum(EDF), is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Disability Working Group of the European Standing Conference of Co-operatives Mutual Societies, Associations and Foundations (CEP-CMAF) aimed at raising awareness and promoting the integration of people with disabilities and disability issues in society as a whole and in Social Economy enterprises and organisations in particular.  

20/01/2009 Information and Communication Technology Policy Support Programme (ICT SP) 3rd Call for Proposals 2009

The third call for proposals of the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP), based on the Work Programme for 2009, will open from 29 January to 2 June 2009.  

18/01/2009 European Economic Area - Norway Funds for NGOs

Under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, grants and funds are made available to non-governmental organisations and other entities, particularly in the new EU Member States, for a range of activities. Calls are still ongoing and yet to open under the many funds for groups such as NGOs, students and researchers. Priorities include Environment, Sustainable Development, Cultural Heritage, Human Resources, Health and Childcare, Regional and Cross-border activities.  

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