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16/02/2012 Access New Business

URL: http://accessnewbusiness.co.uk/
Access new business by offering access to all. Do you want to access new business? Interested in how to benefit from the growing market of the elderly, the less-able and the disabled? Access New Business works in the UK and Europe tourism and leisure sector advising individual businesses, trade associations, destinations and pan-national organisations on improving their accessibility. Access New Business is a group of experienced tourism and hospitality professionals who have a particular interest in helping the industry benefit from and ‘mainstream’ the growing market of the disabled traveller and the aging population.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Architecture, design and planning | Attractions | Beaches | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Catering, restaurants, cafés | Customer relations | Demographics | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Heritage | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Insurance services | Location-based services | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Museums and galleries | Policy, legislation | Publishing | Rail travel | Retail | Safety and security issues | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Sports | Staff training | Standards | Theme parks, leisure parks and water parks | Tourist information services | Transport services | Travel agents | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism

06/02/2010 Enjoy England. The Corporate Site of VisitEngland

URL: http://www.enjoyengland.com/corporate/corporate-information/index.aspx
VisitEngland is the strategic leadership body representing the public and private sector stakeholders of English Tourism. It works in partnership with VisitBritain, the Regional Development Agencies and local authorities, and the private sector, creating a national tourism strategy, optimising marketing investment, and developing the visitor experience across England. VisitEngland’s role is to be the custodian of the England tourism strategy and the authority for tourism in England. Our overall goal is to support England’s tourism industry in increasing propensity for domestic and international visitors to take breaks, holidays and day trips in England, resulting in increased consumer spending.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Architecture, design and planning | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Customer relations | Demographics | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Hotel management, hotel business | Information and Communication Technologies | Literature | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Publishing | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards

14/06/2009 OpenBritain

URL: http://www.openbritain.net/
A nationally recognised symbol for disabled access information, developed by 3 leading charities for the disabled in partnership with the AA. Open Britain provides a guide book and web site for people with disabilities and special access requirements. If you run an accommodation establishment, tourist attraction, restaurant pub or café you can be a part of the Open Britain Guide and openbritain.net.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Attractions | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Management of tourist venues and attractions

14/06/2009 One Step Ahead

URL: http://www.tourismtrade.org.uk/quality/assessmentstandards/NationalAccessibleScheme/One_step_ahead.asp
One Step Ahead is the "entry level" mobility standard of the National Accessible Scheme (M1) which applies to serviced accommodation. The standard, called ‘One step ahead’, will help you increase the appeal of your business.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Standards | Tourist information services

18/06/2007 Manchester City Council - Disability Action Plan 2005/6

URL: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/chiefexecs/dap/index.htm
The action plan covers 5 key areas: 1. Improve physical access to all buildings being used by the City Council for use of employees and public. 2. Improve the procedures and practices by which services are accessed by disabled people. 3. Implement community consultation plans with disabled people on service delivery. 4. Raise staff awareness; provide training and monitor and implement good practice. 5. Improve the accessibility of the city's transport network for all users in partnership with GMPTA/E and Transport Operators.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides

18/06/2007 Manchester City Council Leisure Disability Action Plan

URL: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/leisure/dap.htm
The Disability Action Plan itemises the ways in which Manchester Leisure will try to make its services more accessible to disabled people, both from a service delivery and employment point of view.
Language(s): EN

18/06/2007 Manchester City Council

URL: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/disability/index.htm
Manchester City Council aims to ensure Manchester becomes recognised as a city providing excellent access for disabled people.
Language(s): EN

18/06/2007 Heart of England

URL: http://www.heartofenglandtourism.com/heart_start.php?page=businesssupport
Heart of England links associated with Access Issues and Disability Groups
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides

18/06/2007 Wales Tourist Board

URL: http://www.wtbonline.gov.uk/server.php?show=nav.137
Wales Tourist Board on-line
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides

18/06/2007 National Accessible Scheme, Scotland

URL: http://www.scotexchange.net/businessdevelopment/qa_home/business_growth_-_qa_-_disability.htm
VisitScotland operates a national accessible scheme that identifies, acknowledges and promotes those accommodation establishments and attractions that meet the needs of visitors with disabilities. The access inspection, which also covers camping and caravan parks, is made during the annual Quality Assurance (QA) Scheme visit. Establishments are reassessed annually or biannually in the case of visitor attractions. The access category is subject to the same conditions as that of the establishment's Quality Assurance award. Inspection is free for establishments which are members of the Quality Assurance Scheme.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Attractions | Camping | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business

18/06/2007 English Heritage Disability Access Policy

URL: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/access_policy_revised2004.pdf
The English Heritage Disability Access Policy
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides

18/06/2007 National Accessible Scheme, England

URL: http://www.tourismtrade.org.uk/quality/assessmentstandards/NationalAccessibleScheme/default.asp
Developed following extensive review with accommodation providers, guests and many organisational bodies representing people with disabilities, together with the other National Tourist Boards, the scheme provides a set of accessible standards against which establishments are assessed for their accessibility and awarded a rating. Standards for serviced, self-catering accommodation and holiday parks cover three types of impairment: mobility, hearing and visual.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides | Accommodation services | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Camping | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Hospitality | Hotel management, hotel business | Special services for disabled visitors

18/06/2007 Wales Centre for Accessible Tourism

URL: http://www.wcat.co.uk/
Wales Centre for Accessible Tourism was officially launched on the 6th September 2004. Based at Swansea Institute of Higher Education, the role of WCAT is to provide a centralised resource for advice and support for the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act throughout Wales
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides

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