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New! 20/10/2017 VisitEngland and VisitScotland Launch New Accessibility Guides Website

VisitEngland and VisitScotland have launched a website for tourism businesses to produce their own accessibility guides. 0 comments

27/05/2017 Zero Project 2018 Opens for Project and Policy Nominations in Accessibility

Nominate and share your best practice project or policy in accessibility. Since 2012 the Zero Project has disseminated replicable and innovative solutions for the problems people with disabilities face, raising public awareness, stimulating reform and acting as a catalyst for a world without barriers. 0 comments

25/04/2017 Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU

Brussels, 25 April 2017. Key products and services, like phones, e-book readers, operating systems and payment terminals, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities, under draft EU rules amended in committee today. 0 comments

21/02/2017 New Voice for Consumers with Disabilities: UK "Disability Champion" for the Tourism Sector

Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Disabled people will get a fresh chance to make their voices heard as consumers, thanks to a UK government initiative to be announced on Tuesday. Eleven sector champions are being appointed to help make different areas of business more accountable to the disabled. 1 comments

20/01/2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 kicks off

Nearly 600 participants attended yesterday the Official Launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The event took place in the International Tourism Fair of Spain, FITUR, and will be followed by 12 months of global actions aimed at advancing sustainable tourism contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 0 comments

03/01/2017 New Accessible Holiday Villa in Portugal

Accessibility is a priority at Casa do Lago - this incredible disabled friendly property offers luxury accommodation for families with people from all ages, including two wheelchair users among them. 0 comments

31/12/2016 Personal Assistance Service for Disabled Travellers in Madrid

Will I Need Personal Assistance Services Abroad? Getting from place to place, taking care of yourself, and getting assistance when needed are all part of the equation. Accessible Madrid provides Personal Assistance Service (PAS) for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, Spain on their vacation. 0 comments

23/11/2016 "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism" Campaign Launched

The "ALL FOR ALL - Portuguese Tourism", launched by Turismo de Portugal and addressed to all national tourism players, seeks to mobilize a concerted action to make Portugal a tourist destination increasingly accessible to all. 0 comments

21/11/2016 Scandic To Lecture On Accessibility For Tourist Industry In Singapore

Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, Magnus Berglund, has been invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective seminar in Singapore on 22 November 2016. The seminar, arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, addresses participants in the hotel and tourist industry and focuses on how the sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs. 0 comments

12/11/2016 Accessible Madrid wins Tour Operator of the Year (Spain) - European Awards 2017 by LTG

We are extremely pleased to announce that Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the Award as "Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain" at the European Awards 2017. This prize is sponsored by The Luxury Travel Guide. It recognises the dedication and passion of our staff to the promotion and development of accessible travel in Spain. 0 comments

11/11/2016 ATAP, a Discussion Platform on Accessible Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region Started on Facebook

Feeling the need to engage even more actively in discussions and exchange, and to involve a broad range of stakeholders from around the world, a discussion group was created on Facebook: ATAP (Accessible Tourism – Asia Pacific) aiming to raise awareness and increase understanding about accessible and inclusive tourism. 0 comments

10/11/2016 New EU Directive on Accessibility of Public Websites and Mobile Apps

On 26 October 2016 the European Parliament approved the directive on making the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible. This means that people with disabilities – especially persons with vision or hearing impairments – will have better access to the websites and mobile applications of public services. 0 comments

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