2010 Legacies Now: Accessible Tourism (British Columbia)

URL: http://www.2010legaciesnow.com/accessible_tourism/

2010 Legacies Now, the Province of BC, Tourism BC, and numerous partners are working to help make BC a premier travel destination for people with disabilities. Using the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as a catalyst, the Accessible Tourism Strategy aims to establish BC as a global leader in accessible tourism, and help to create lasting legacies in BC communities. Through a dedicated programme developed by 2010 Legacies Now, tourism businesses can determine how accessible they are for people with disabilities by participating in an accessibility assessment. 2010 Legacies Now and its partners can then recommend steps to improve accessibility. Often, it only takes simple, inexpensive changes to make businesses accessible for thousands more travellers. Businesses rated accessible for visitors with mobility, visual or hearing impairments will receive icons displaying this information. These positive ratings can be used in marketing the businesses to travellers worldwide.