Alternative Life Association, a non-governmental organization that was established in and incorporated under the laws of Turkey, with the purpose of increasing awareness on the needs of socially and physically disadvantaged people, their integration into social life; and developing partnerships among disadvantaged groups and with the governments, local authorities and the private sector. AYDER is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and is committed to the realization of the Millenium Development Goals.
ONCE Foundation, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have committed to the renewal of the collaboration agreement signed in 2011 by the three organizations, to conduct a series of joint actions. Its main objectives are the promotion and development of tourism for all, including people with disabilities.
Following a successful pilot project in 2013 and 2014 with four destinations – Visit Bath, goLeicestershire, NewcastleGateshead and VisitBrighton, the national tourist authority, VisitEngland accessed funding from the European Commission to expand its Access for All initiative.
14 September 2015: VisitEngland, the national tourist board, is today launching a new Access for All campaign, aimed to raise awareness of accessible destinations and businesses in England; informing disabled people of accommodation and visitor attractions when planning a day trip or holiday.
The Norwegian Government has dedicated 2015 as the Year of Outdoor Recreation in Norway.
To promote outdoor recreation in the county, Rogaland County Council has taken the initiative to make a film presenting some of the recreation areas in the county. Special attention is given to sites made accessible for all.
You can download the film: “Universal design in recreational areas in Rogaland” on this website:
The web-site www.tilgjengelighet.no mentioned in the film is for the moment only in Norwegian. An English version is being prepared these days and will be available fairly soon.
French Masters student in Disability Research, Eloïse Auffret-Novice, has taken up a 4-month ERASMUS+ traineeship at the ENAT Secretariat in Athens. She will make a study of accessibility and access information for visitors at five of the most notable museums in Greece. Here she introduces the theme of her chosen subject.
For those with an interest in accessible travel, Elina Michopoulou, Simon Darcy, Dimitrios Buhalis and Ivor Ambrose (ENAT) have edited a special issue of this new journal. We have organised free access to the Special Issue on the Future of Accessible Tourism, available in HTML and PDF formats.
Slides accompanying the Keynote speech given by Ivor Ambrose, Managing Director, ENAT at an event organised by The Executive Council of the Municipality of Dubai on 11-12 October 2015. (Only available to ENAT Members).
This is the Final Report of a wide-ranging study of accessible tourism supply commissioned by the EC Tourism Unit. The study included: visitor and supplier surveys, national legislation review, expert reviews, Web-based research and analysis of accessibility information, transport, infrastructure/facilities and services. Fifteen case studies of accessible tourism destinations were carried out, identifying good practices in business and destination development.
These 15 Case Studies of Accessible Tourism Destinations were commissioned in 2013 by the European Commission as part of the research tender awarded to EWORX S.A., ENAT and VVA, examining the supply side of accessible tourism in Europe.