EuropeforAll.com Accessible Travel Website is Editor's Choice for EU ePractice Community
10/03/2008 | 0 comments
From more than 800 published case studies, the on-line accessibility information service for tourists at www.EuropeforAll.com www.EuropeforAll.com has been chosen by the ePractice portal as this week's Editor's Choice.
ePractice.eu is a portal created by the EU which offers a new service for the professional community of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners.
www.ePractice eu is an interactive initiative that empowers its users to discuss and influence open government, policy-making and the way in which public administrations operate and deliver services. It has more than 12,500 members.
The EuropeforAll.com service provides online information on the accessibility of tourist venues and accommodation in European countries. The service was developed for the tourism industry and visitors by EWORX S.A. and 10 partners through the eContent project, OSSATE. The system is based on open-source technologies, and the content is designed to be accessible for disabled people.
The target group of the e-service is more than 127 million people in Europe who have particular accessibility requirements when travelling. This figure includes 50 million disabled people, as well as older people and others with temporary impairments.
EuropeforAll.com gives access information for a wide range of disabilities, including wheelchair users, persons with vision or hearing impairments, allergies or asthma, learning difficulties, special dietary requirements, and also older people and those who do not read or speak the local language.
EuropeForAll provides on-line tools allowing tourism providers to make an access audit of their premises and services and then publish the details, including photos. EuropeforAll.com also provides a professional auditing service for venue owners or managers who are looking for an internationally guaranteed access audit.
EuropeForAll.com currently lists accessibility data for tourist accommodation in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Norway (Oslo only), Sweden and parts of the UK. Additional countries, regions, hotel chains and individual venues are invited to join.
For further information, email: info [at] europeforall.com