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Projects and Good Practices

The tourism sector already has many examples of good practice which are helping to making travel and tourism accessible for all. These examples must be better known and used by the industry in order to bring about innovation and improvements on a wider scale.  The cases shown on these pages are placed here to generate discussion and inspire change.

No example is perfect but these projects and practices show what has been achieved in many different areas of accessible tourism.

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05/12/2007 Tourism for All - Manabi-tai

The objective of the project is to create a social environment in which everyone, including those with restricted physical ability, can travel comfortably without having to worry about inaccessibility. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Training courses on accessible tourism

The Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad (Royal Board on Disability) with the collaboration of Polibea Turismo has organized Accessible Tourism Training Courses given at Spanish Tourism Colleges. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Travel agency Treize voyages

The "Treize Voyages" association has a twin objective : create holidays for the mentally handicapped while employing people who are either handicapped themselves or socially excluded. A tourism concept which is unique in France. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Travelocity Now Helps Travelers Find Hotel Reviews from Like-Minded People

Travelocity offers travelers an updated, seamless process for searching user-generated reviews that will be valuable to customers with various needs, who have a possibility to familiarize themselves with a property before they arrive. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Universal Accessibility Standards

A formal system of universal accessibility standards for tourism establishments and infrastructure. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Whale & dolphin museum. Lanzarote

The Canarian Cetacean Museum (Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias) PRM and wheelchair accessible, offers to its visitors the chance to discover intriguing lifestyle of dolphins and whales. 0 comments

05/12/2007 House completely wheel chair friendly, for rent in Spetses, Greece

For rent in the summer months, this house that you can view at www.unnidejong.com , is fully equipped with all facilities for anyone with or without a disability. We also are on call for anyone wanting to build or change a house to make it wheel chair friendly. Please contact for photos and more details. This house was featured in the OKIA magazine of July 2005 for being a traditional house but also wheel chair friendly. 0 comments

03/12/2007 INOUT - the First Youth Hostel Managed by Disabled People

INOUT Hostel, located in Barcelona, is a pioneer project in Europe: It is the first youth hostel managed by disabled people. 1 comments

14/11/2007 The Pocket Interpreter for Deaf People Using Sign Language

The Pocket Interpreter is a part of the video relay service in Sweden. It is a national communication service that makes it possible for deaf people using sign language to communicate with hearing people. Either person can free of charge call the service which is manned by several sign language interpreters located in different studios geographically spread around Sweden. The users can get a relay phone call or a distance interpretation. In the latter case both users are in the same place and the interpreter is present via a videophone. A 3G-phone with video capabilities is frequently used for this. The service is only in Swedish. 0 comments

01/11/2007 U.K. 'Accessible Travel and Leisure' Franchising Scheme

UK-based company, Accessible Travel and Leisure specialises in creating holiday packages for customers with disabilities. In 2007 it launched a new franchising scheme which provides the opportunity for disabled people to run their own business from home, selling accessible holidays. 0 comments

30/10/2007 Happy Tourist

The HAPPY TOURIST project aims to offer equal opportunities to people with disabilities in the tourist sector, either as tourists or as staff, based upon the combination of innovative, modular and cost-effective ICT tools, e-learning concepts and on-the-job-training schemes. 0 comments

30/10/2007 DIADA - Developing and Introducing a New Training Approach in the Tourism Sector.

The project aims to identify and define requirements of the demand and supply sides in the tourism sector (both disabled people and tourist industry workers); to prepare an information model for disabled tourists, (by including disabled people in the whole process), and to deliver suitable training programmes for the tourism sector. 0 comments

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