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Taipei, April 12 (CNA). President Ma Ying-jeou on Tuesday praised the strides Taiwan has made in developing a barrier-free environment to promote accessible tourism but acknowledged that more needs to be done. 0 comments
Madrid, Spain. 28 March 2011. Accessible tourism and the increasing demand for it, were among the topics discussed by ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism) with the UNWTO's "platma" team, during their recent visit to UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid. 0 comments
22/03/2011 EUROTAXI "White Paper" Presented in Spain
The Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI) and ONCE Foundation presented the Eurotaxi White Paper "A Taxi for All" in Málaga on 2nd February 2011. The paper analyzes the main issues and lines of action for the design of taxis and implementation of accessible taxi services in all Spanish municipalities. 0 comments
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
As part of the CALYPSO Preparatory Action, the European Commission has approved the project presented by Spain, Portugal and Poland to work jointly on preparing a seniors exchange system in the low season. Representatives of the three national administrations will work for eleven months to start up these transnational exchanges of senior tourists in 2012. 0 comments
The New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology is conducting a survey for the New Zealand National Foundation for the Deaf concerning the tourism, travel, and hospitality needs of people with hearing impairments. The survey aims to gather responses from people all over the world who are either deaf or have hearing loss. 1 comments
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
British celebrity, Stephen Fry is backing a fantastic, new development that has made the reporting of inaccessible websites a simple, one click process. The Fix the Web project is harnessing volunteer energy to tackle reports of web accessibility problems. Disabled people can now report sites to volunteer technicians using a toolbar, called the ATBar, developed by researchers from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. 1 comments
25/01/2011 Responsible Tourism in FITUR, Spain
This is a brief comment in English about Responsible Tourism in FITUR, since I know some people who don’t read Spanish will be interested.FITUR is the annual International Tourism Trade Fair held in Spain. 1 comments
The National Federation of Disabled Persons' Associations (MEOSZ) in Hungary is going to celebrate its 30th anniversary. On this occasion MEOSZ declared the year 2011 as the Year of Accessibility in Hungary. Within this framework MEOSZ is happy to announce the "Accessible Love" international Photo Competition. 0 comments
21/01/2011 VisitEngland Presents New Boooklet on How to Capture the £2 Billion Accessible Tourism Market in England
London 20 January 2011. The most comprehensive business case for accessible tourism in England launches today. The booklet, entitled ‘At Your Service’, has been created through a joint partnership between the Government’s Accessible Tourism Stakeholder Forum and VisitEngland with the aim of inspiring tourism businesses to improve accessibility for customers in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games & Paralympic Games. 0 comments
Accessible Travel Netherlands has been developed to raise awareness about the increasing need of information about access for tourists and to provide reliable information for visitors. This need comes especially from the rising numbers of tourist that might face a disability. 0 comments