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Find wheelchair accessible places! Wheelmap is a map for wheelchair accessible locations. On you can find out if a location is accessible or not and are also be able to tag locations yourself. All location data comes from Openstreetmap, the biggest user-generated mapping project of the world. Think wikipedia for maps. Everybody is welcome to contribute. Wheelmap is an initiative of “Sozialhelden e.V.“, a German non-profit association.
Language(s): CHI | JPN | ES | FR | IT | DE | IS | EN | EL
Keyword(s): Accessibility auditing | Accessibility information, access guides

23/05/2011 The FIA Guide for the disabled traveller. Using Parking Permits, Cards and Placards around the world

Welcome to the FIA Guide for the disabled traveller, an essential tool to inform you on using your disability Parking Permit / Placard / Card in your own country, and abroad. FIA affiliated motoring club and government experts provided much of Guide's information. We also reviewed national and state laws to obtain or to verify information. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy. However, where we have been unable to verify the reliability of information, we have adopted the precautionary principle of saying we do not know. Despite our best efforts, this first edition of the Guide is likely to contain some errors and omissions. If you are a Parking Permit holder or a government expert and you are aware of any, please contact us at That way, the Guide will not be wrong for long. Wherever you travel, be it near or far, we hope the FIA Guide for the disabled traveller will be an invaluable reference.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Drivers, driving, motoring

22/07/2008 The International Association for Disabled Sailing

IADS, formerly the IFDS, has been authorized by ISAF, the World Governing Body for Sailing, to be responsible for Disabled Sailing Worldwide. Working in partnership with ISAF and affiliated to IPC, IADS promotes all types and levels of sailing for people with all types and degrees of disability. Its values are Equity, Excellence and Empowerment for sailors with disabilities. It promotes its ideals through a Database, a Sailing Manual (including Disability Awareness modules and Club Access Guidelines), a programme of Regional Conferences and numerous events.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Boats and boating | Sports

02/04/2008 The International Air Transport Association - IATA

IATA is an international trade body, created some 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents some 240 airlines comprising 94% of scheduled international air traffic. The organisation also represents, leads and serves the airline industry in general.
Language(s): EN
Keyword(s): Airlines and air transport | Customer relations | Employment, working conditions | Policy, legislation | Special services for disabled visitors | Transport services

29/02/2008 International Association for Handicapped Divers

Non-profit organization that gives disabled people the chance to discover the beauty of diving.
Language(s): JPN | ES | FR | DA | NL | IT | DE | SV | EN | EL
Keyword(s): Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Diving, sub-aqua | Education, training | Special services for disabled visitors | Sports

29/10/2007 Rolling Rains Report

The site which aims to "precipitate dialogue" on Travel, Disability, and Universal Design, with daily news from around the world by Scott Rains.
Language(s): ES | PT | EN
Keyword(s): Accessibility information, access guides | Adventure | Age-related issues, (seniors) | Airlines and air transport | Architecture, design and planning | Assistive Technologies | Beaches | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Bus and coach transport, touring | Cafés, restaurants, bars and pubs | Customer relations | Design Guidelines, Design-for-All | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Drivers, driving, motoring | Education, training | Lifestyle | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Medical and nursing care, treatment | Mind, body, spirit | Nature holidays | Policy, legislation | Rail travel | Safety and security issues | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards | Therapy, wellness | Tourist information services | Transport services

19/07/2007 Le Bureau International du Tourisme Social (BITS) - International Bureau of Social Tourism

The aim of BITS is to become the "international motor" for all present and future activities aimed at furthering the ideal of organizing and bringing improved tourism within the reach of the majority. The webpages contain information about the activities and plans of the organisation, and links to the worldwide network of members.
Language(s): ES | FR | EN
Keyword(s): Age-related issues, (seniors) | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Hospitality | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Social tourism | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards | Tourist information services | Young childrens' and families' holidays and services | Youth tourism

18/06/2007 The World Tourism Organization

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.
Language(s): ES | FR | RU | EN
Keyword(s): Accommodation services | Airlines and air transport | Attractions | Bus and coach transport, touring | Cruises | Customer relations | Education, training | Employment, working conditions | Ferries and maritime transport | Information and Communication Technologies | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Policy, legislation | Social tourism | Tourist information services | Transport services