"National Tourist Organisations in Europe: Online Accessibility Benchmarking Report, 2011"
In 2011 ENAT made the first survey of the accessibility of 39 European National Tourist Organisations' websites. "Web accessibility" refers to the design and technical features of websites that determine whether people with physical or sensory impairments can actually read and use the site. A second survey has examined whether these websites provide accessibility information for disabled visitors, seniors and others with particular access requirements - and if so, what kinds of information they offer.
A slide presentation showing some of the survey results can be downloaded from the following link:
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28/04/2008 2010: A Europe Accessible For All. Report from expert group set up by European Commission (2003)
The European Union named 2003 as the European Year of People with Disabilities. In this context, a Group of Experts was set up by Mrs. Anna Diamantopoulou, Member of the Commission in charge of Employment and Social Affairs, with the mandate to address accessibility within an increasingly diverse and ageing society, and to put forward concrete proposals.
04/12/2007 Towards Accessible Transport : Accessibility strategy of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The goal of the accessibility strategy is to provide a transport system that safely meets the daily mobility needs of children, elderly and people with reduced function alike in Finland all over the country.
04/12/2007 Best practices in tourism accessibility for travelers with restricted physical ability. Final report. APEC Tourism Working Group.
"The project discussed here identifies best practices for tourism accessibility for travellers with restricted physical ability (RPA) and falls under policy goal #2 of the Tourism Charter. This project may also serve as a base for member economies to establish a credible and internationally comparable set of standards describing the stage reached in providing tourism accessibility to travellers with RPA."
This publication examines major issues for the development of barrier-free tourism for people with disabilities within the Asia-Pacific region. It looks at the economic rationale for it and identifies existing barriers as well as examples of good practices. It also offers guidelines for governments and the industry for the promotion of barrier-free tourism.
This literature review was undertaken in September and October 2003. Its main purpose is to provide an overview of the literature relating to disabled peoples’ use and experiences of transport, with a particular focus on Disability Rights Commission (DRC) strategic and policy priorities.
The purpose of this Code of Practice is to improve the accessibility of air travel to disabled people in the United Kingdom.
"The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) have produced this simple guide to help make flying an easier and more positive experience."
03/04/2006 The European Concept for Accessibility, 2003
The European Concept for Accessibility is an architectural and design guideline which was first written as a result of a request from the European Commission, made in 1987. The Concept was based on the universal design principles. These principles apply to the design of buildings, infrastructure, building and consumer products. 1. The objective is the provision of environments which are convenient, safe and enjoyable to use by everyone, including people with disabilities. 2. The universal design principles reject the division of the human population into able-bodied and disabled people. 3. Universal design includes supplementary provisions where appropriate. This statement was supported by all members of the steering group present in Doorn, The Netherlands, 2 March 1996. In this 2003 edition we furthermore develop the social reasons to create environments for all and the improvement that Europe can achieve by doing this.