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21/07/2008 Dachstein World Heritage Site, Austria, Gets Barrier-free Upgrade

Less mobile visitors to Dachstein World Heritage are for the first time provided with barrier-free access to the Krippenstein cableway up to the top of the mountain. Improvements include the accessible car park, ramps and only-short-distance passages without significant slopes. You'll find a beautiful view of the Dachstein plateau and the surrounding mountain peaks. 0 comments

15/07/2008 Scott “Rolling” Rains becomes Honorary Associate Member of ENAT

Following the invitation of the ENAT international Board, travel writer and educator, Dr. Scott Rains has been made a 'Lifetime Honorary Associate Member’ of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT). 0 comments

08/07/2008 ENAT Signs Up to the EU Register of Lobbyists - Promoting Transparency and Visibility

ENAT is among the first 20 Non-Governmental Organisations in Europe to register with the newly opened "EU Register of Interest Representatives", or Lobbyists' Register. The register was launched on 25 June by the European Commission to bring greater transparency to the EU lobbying arena. 1 comments

02/07/2008 EU Commission Proposes Goods and Services to be Covered by Anti-discrimination Directive

The European Commission proposes EU-wide legislation to protect citizens from discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief in the areas of social protection, education and access to and supply of goods and services. 0 comments

01/07/2008 Spain’s Design for All Foundation and ENAT Will Make Tourism Accessible for All

The Design for All Foundation, based in Barcelona, (Spain) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at ensuring long-term cooperation between the two associations for the promotion of better access for all citizens in Europe. 0 comments

25/06/2008 'Sydney for All' Accessible Tourism Info-site Launched

'Sydney for All' is a prototype accessible tourism Web “portal” which highlights destination experiences around Sydney for those with access needs. The portal reflects the findings of a research project and seeks to provide accessibility information about key tourism experiences that people can enjoy when they are in Sydney. 0 comments

17/06/2008 UN World Tourism Organisation Joins ENAT as Honorary Member with 'Observer' Status

Today the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has taken up Honorary Associate Membership of the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) with Observer status in meetings of the association. In a letter to ENAT, Marina Diotallevi, Chief of the 'Cultural, Social and Ethical Aspects of Tourism' Section at UNWTO expressed how she looks forward to the organisations' renewed cooperation for the promotion of accessible tourism for all. 0 comments

12/06/2008 Draft British Standard BS 8300 on Design of Buildings for Disabled People is Open for Comment

The draft document, BS 8300 on the Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice, is now open to the public for comment. 0 comments

01/06/2008 Access Israel's Accessibility Information Folder Published

Access Israel announces its "Access Israel Folder", said to be the first of its kind and size in the world and including a collection of over 160 sketches, illustrations and architectural items from the different fields of accessibility. The folder's purpose is to help every architect, designer and accessibility specialist in the planning and consulting work. 0 comments

05/05/2008 New ENAT Studies on Disabled Tourists' Rights and Services for Accessible Tourism

Two new studies produced by ENAT research staff are now available for download from the ENAT website. The first report, " Rights of Tourists with Disabilities in the European Union Framework" examines the key legislation and the way in which the rights of people with disabilities are being extended and safeguarded. The second report, "Services and Facilities for Accessible Tourism in Europe" presents definitions of accessible tourism, the target public and their specific needs, and an overview of services and facilities that tourism providers can adopt to improve accessibility. Both reports include many examples of good practice drawn from several European countries, illustrating a range of accessible tourism and travel services. 0 comments

20/04/2008 Australian Airline, Rex, wants to stop persons with disabilities from flying alone

Australian regional airline Rex is seeking to ban intellectually disabled passengers from flying unaccompanied unless they can demonstrate an ability to understand safety procedures. 0 comments

07/04/2008 New UK publication: Guidance on accessibility of large hotel premises and hotel chains

This 'Publicly Available Specification' (PAS) has been developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and VisitBritain in collaboration with The British Standards Institution (BSI). The book is intended to help owners and managers of large hotels and hotel chains meet their obligations under the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). 0 comments

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