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Smart Tourism - Tourist Guides for Dublin, Lisbon and Rome produced by Partnership of Downs Syndrome Associations

16/02/2014 | 0 comments

Smart Tourism Guide, RomaAIPD, Italy, in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Ireland and the Associação Portuguesa de Portadores de Trissomia 21, developed three 'easy reading' guidebooks for visitors to three European capitals: Rome, Dublin and Lisbon.

This project was funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme ( LLP) Grundtvig Learning Partnerships. The project was carried out from September 2011 to August 2013.

Each Association identified a group of young people with Down syndrome to prepare the guide for their own capital city and a group of adults with Down syndrome testing the guides in the other capitals.

In Italy, 6 men with Down syndrome drafted the Rome guide and 10 men from the AIPD Sections of Bari, Treviso, Campobasso, Catanzaro, Caserta tested the guides in other countries.

In 2012 a meeting was held in Italy for planning and programming the work, attended by the editors of the participating organizations. The drafters wrote the first version of the guide of the city of Dublin in 2012.

On 31 May 2013, Rome Guide was presented at a conference held at the headquarters of Binary 95 in Rome. The event was attended by representatives of the world of tourism, institutions including the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Lazio Region and the Third Sector.

Visit the websites of the Smart Tourism project partners:

Download the Smart Guides to Dublin, Lisbon and Rome in several languages from the right-hand panel.

Pantou listed supplier badgeThe project partner, Portuguese Down Syndrome Association, is a Listed Supplier at Pantou, the European Accessible Tourism Directory



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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Patrizia
Language(s): IT
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2013
Acronym: Smart Tourism
Countries: Ireland | Italy | Portugal


Publisher: AIPD Nazionale
Date published on the web: 12/02/2014

Target Group(s)

Academics / teachers | Consumers / travellers / tourists | Families with small children | Non-governmental organisations | Organisations of disabled people | People with disabilities | People with learning difficulties | Public administrators / Authorities | Tour guides | Tour operators | Tourist venue owners / managers | Travel agents | Travel companions, personal assistants


Accessibility information, access guides | Ancient monuments | Attractions | Beaches | Bus and coach transport, touring | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Festivals - music, dance | Food and drink | Gardens and parks | Heritage | Languages | Lifestyle | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Museums and galleries | Music | Natural Phenomena | Nature parks | Publishing | Religion | Shopping | Shows and theatre | Special services for disabled visitors | Tourist information services | Transport services | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism