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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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06/12/2007 “Talking Tactile Fish” : aquarium exhibit for blind/low vision under development

RAF Models, Inc. is entering the testing phase for a new tactile exhibit system that will make aquarium exhibits accessible to those who are blind or have low vision. Once completed, the exhibits (touch-activated, tactile models of fish with an audio component where applicable) will become part of a permanent exhibit at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. 0 comments

06/12/2007 “Welcoming Ways” - Training sessions on customer services for travellers with disabilities and seniors persons

Development and delivery of courses in hospitality and customer service for those working with persons with disabilities and seniors, and given by persons with restricted physical ability. 0 comments

06/12/2007 A sea without barriers - sailing in Valencia

Once completed the restoration and adaptation of the 12 meter long motor boat "Sirenita" by the foundation "A Sea Without Barriers", people with reduced mobility will have the chance to enjoy tourist sailing tours in Valencian harbour. 0 comments

06/12/2007 Accessible beaches and bathe service in Barcelona

During the last years, Barcelona has worked in order to make accessible its beaches. A service of support to bathe is addressed to people with reduced mobility who need help to access the water. 0 comments

06/12/2007 All aboard! - Naviratous - An Alternative to Conventional River Tourism

Off for a cruise on a catamaran on the Canal du Midi: a dream basically difficult to realize if one is handicapped. Naviratous strives to make it come true while respecting the environment. 0 comments

06/12/2007 All-Terrain tandems for persons with disabilities

Based in the Mont-Blanc Range, the Loisirs Assis Évasion Association has for 10 years been developing mountain nature activities for adults and children in a handicapped situation. After the ski tandem, backed by the Foundation in 2005, the association is branching out into the creation of all-terrain tandems for ramblers. 0 comments

06/12/2007 ATT : Access to Travel website

The Access to Travel (ATT) Website contains information on accessible bus, train, plane and ferry transportation, on government policies and programs and on public and private local transportation, as well as links to other accessible transportation sites. This project is an initiative of the Canadian Federal Government, managed by Transport Canada, the Federal Transport Ministry. 0 comments

06/12/2007 Avis Access - a car hire company offering mobility scooters with car rentals

Avis Rent A Car System announced a new pilot program that will give customers the ability to rent a mobility scooter and have it waiting in the trunk of their next rental vehicle or delivered to the customer’s location. 1 comments

05/12/2007 Evaluation and accreditation program for accessible tourism sites and facilities

For over 25 years, Kéroul has been developing an accreditation program designating hotels, restaurants, museums and historical sites as adapted, partially accessible, or inaccessible to persons with restricted physical ability. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Guía de prevención y seguridad en Áreas Protegidas para personas con discapacidad

Costa Rica Designs and Tests First Accessibility Protocol in Protected Wildlife Areas 0 comments

05/12/2007 Handiplage

Accessibility of French beaches to people with disabilities. 0 comments

05/12/2007 Intercity coach : the “To Accompany” card

Introduction by the Quebec Bus Owners Association of a free travel card for those who accompany persons with restricted physical ability. This “To Accompany” card is valid on all intercity bus services in the province of Quebec. 0 comments