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In keeping with the South East of England's unique heritage as the birthplace of disability sport, which began some 60 years ago at Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, Tourism South East is leading on several ground breaking projects and aiming to be the UK’s most accessible region. 0 comments
21/03/2010 Confortel Hotels, Spain, Receives Three New Certificates of Universal Accessibility from AENOR
On 23 December 2009 the Confortel Hotels, Almirante, Barcelona Confortel Bel Art and the Confortel Puerta de Triana in Seville, received the Certificate of Accessibility of the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR), UNE Universal Accessibility 170001-2:2007. 0 comments
There are million-dollar strategies to turn B.C. into an accessible tourism destination. Then there is Hugh Tollett, who does it for free. Before Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. won the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tollett believed the mountain resort town needed to find a way to be more accommodating of people with disabilities. But now he's concerned that without a bump from the Paralympics, the strong business case for putting resources into accessible tourism collapses and puts his work at risk. 0 comments
From Le Perthus and Sant Pere de Rodes in the East to Girona, Montserrat and Lleida, the Way of Saint James runs right across Catalonia. This route is accessible for wheelchair users, thanks to local initiatives which are now promoted by Catalunya Tourism. 0 comments
Brian Seaman of Tourism for All UK reports: On Friday the 12th March, ITB Berlin, the largest tourism trade exhibition of its kind, hosted a two hour workshop on accessible tourism. Panellists discussed how Europe is meeting the needs of disabled visitors, followed by in-depth Questions and Answers. 0 comments
Now there is a new way to search for what you want on the ENAT website: simply use the ENAT Keywords. Just click on any of the keywords you see listed in the right hand panel and you will be taken to the Keywords page. 0 comments
Three West Country businesses have been shortlisted for the first UK tourism award recognising attractions with access for disabled visitors. The new Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards named the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, alongside the South Devon Railway and the Eden Project in Cornwall. 0 comments
Responding to popular demand, the ENAT website has now been equipped with the Google on-line translation tool which allows site visitors to choose one of 52 languages with a simple mouse-click. The instant translations are made by machine, so the quality is less than one would expect with human translators. But we hope this will prove useful. Give it a try! 0 comments
The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by WHO/Europe and hosted by Italy, (10 - 12 March 2010) focuses on protecting children's health in a changing environment. But an estimated 345 children across Europe will die from an injury during the three day Ministerial Conference and this will happen despite the fact that we know what works to prevent many of these injuries, writes the European Child Safety Alliance. 0 comments
ENAT joins the world's biggest travel trade show this week at ITB Berlin, where ENAT President Lilian Müller will meet delegates and speak on the subject of Accessible Tourism for All. She is joined by Mr. Mohammed Al-Taranweh, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and other distinguished speakers. 0 comments
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