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  • Diversity and Accessibility Issues in European Project Management

    Webinar presentation by Ivor Ambrose, ENAT Managing Director at the PM2 Alliance Conference, December 2020. 30 Minutes. English language.

  • Training & Research for Accessible Tourism Development, Belarusian State University, 26.11.2020

    ENAT together with Accessible Portugal and Belarusian State University held a 2-hour webinar. The participants shared best practices in training and research that stimulates accessibility in tourism. Original language: English.

  • The Full Guide To Flying With A Disability

    Everyone has the right to enjoy a trip abroad. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you can do to make planning your holiday easier. Produced by PARKING4LESS.com (Copyright holder, 2019).

  • Design for All - Austria

    DESIGN FOR ALL: We promote the exchange of experiences, awareness raising and dissemination of knowledge. Through our network we are committed to the professional implementation of the "Design for All" concept.

  • Pantou.org - The European Accessible Tourism Directory

    Pantou is the Greek word for Everywhere. This web service presents the Directory of suppliers of accessible tourism services in all European Union and Accession countries. It also includes suppliers such as travel agents and tour operators who provide accessible services for Europe-inbound customers. The Pantou Directory: makes it easier for tourists with any kind of access needs to find what they are looking for when planning a visit; promotes European accessible tourism suppliers, showing places to go and things to do – in safety and with convenience and comfort. Until now it has been difficult for a visitor with access needs to find out about the availability of suitable suppliers across Europe. Pantou has been developed by ENAT, EWORX S.A. and VVA to meet the need for a reliable and comprehensive pan-European guide to all kinds of tourism services that are currently offered for this market segment. Suppliers who are listed on Pantou provide a wide variety of tourism services, including accommodation, facilities, transport, tours, venues and attractions that are designed to be inclusive and accessible for people who have a disability, long-term health condition or other specific accessibility requirements. To be listed with Pantou, tourism suppliers must indicate the type of service(s) offered and the particular target groups they can serve. The Pantou Directory is supported by the European Commission, Directorate GROW (Tourism Unit). Legal disclaimer: The European Commission is not responsible for the content of the Pantou.org site, nor is it liable for any loss or damage arising from use of information contained on the website. See also Pantou Terms of Use.

  • Accessibility for People with Reduced Mobility Reciprocal Recognition of Parking Badges (Blue Badge Parking Scheme)

    In 1978, the ECMT Council of Ministers agreed that all Member Countries of the ECMT would grant the same parking concessions to people with disabilities as they offered their own nationals. These concessions usually allowed special parking in areas reserved for people with disabilities, or allowed longer parking periods or exemptions from charges. This Resolution was updated and extended in scope in 1997. In addition to all the Member countries of ECMT this Resolution now applies also to the ECMT Associated Countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and United States). This means that disabled motorists from all ECMT Member and Associate countries are now entitled to the same parking concessions as nationals in all ECMT Countries. The only condition is the display of a badge showing the international wheelchair symbol. In 1998 the EU adopted a Resolution along the same lines for the Member countries of the EU. The badges to be displayed are to be standardized to facilitate recognition and to avoid difficulties at local level. EU Blue Parking Badge. To facilitate the implementation of these decisions the following information is provided to help people visiting the various countries understand the local rules. At present different badges are used and where this information is available these badges are shown. This page describes what the concessions are, where disabled people can park and where they can't. The webpage also contains links to publications on parking cards, accessibility of public transport and improving access to taxis.

  • Paris Access Guide for People with Disabilities

    The Paris Convention and Visitors' Bureau publishes a guide since October 2014: Accessible Paris 2014-2015. This guide is available to consult and download online, or available in paper version at our information points. Published in French and in English, this brochure provides the keys to arriving in Paris, getting around in the capital, and enjoying its tourist attractions to the full when you have specific needs (physical, visual, hearing or mental disability). It will be updated in 2015 with more pages. Additionally, find out more about accessibility in Paris in our website: PARISINFO.com / Visiting Paris with a disability.

  • Access in Paris (Guide Book)

    This well established guidebook was originally published in 1974, and was the first guidebook ever to use the title ‘Access’ referring to access by disabled people. Later editions were published in 1985, 1993 and 2008. The guide is available as a book or can be downloaded in PDF format from the website. If you want a copy of the book, go to Contact us.

  • Accessible Tourism in Catalonia

    YouTube video showing access to some of Catalonia's tourism offers. "Where the principle of the social right of Tourism for All becomes a reality".

  • Universal Design for Customer Engagement in Tourism Services - Toolkit

    "Universal Design for Customer Engagement Toolkit" provides comprehensive best practice guidance on achieving better customer communication. In 2013, Irish Standard (I.S.) 373:2013 ‘Universal Design for customer engagement in tourism services’ was published by NSAI, the National standards Authority of Ireland. This Toolkit has been developed to help you apply the guidance provided in the standard. It provides you with practical and useful guidance on how to use Universal Design as a tool for better engaging with your customers. The Toolkit is available for free download in accessible PDF format at this page. The Standard is available from NSAI. Also available are two reports on the development of the Toolkits; the project report and good practices in developing Toolkits.

  • Reduced Mobility.EU

    The News Portal for People with Reduced Mobility. Here, PRMs (common abbreviation for People with Reduced Mobility), their carers and all those interested in this subject can meet and share their stories, get detailed information about their rights, find exclusive articles, and trigger investigations into cases of discrimination and humiliation pertaining to reduced mobility travelling. The goals of this web site are to make sure service providers, public or private, comply with the laws safeguarding People with Reduced Mobility Rights; to expose those who violate the laws; to promote awareness among operators and the general public; ultimately to reiterate everybody's right to travel, irrespective of their condition. Roberto Castiglioni, Publisher - Reduced Mobility Rights.

  • European Commission Directorate General Tourism Unit - Accessibility in Tourism

    The European Commission’s Tourism Unit aims to develop dialogue and partnership with industry stakeholders for the benefit of the sector, and promote a wider understanding of the role tourism plays in European life. The accessibility webpage highlights the Commission's activities concerned with improving the regulatory environment, working with stakeholders and promoting best practices in accessible tourism.

  • AccessAllRooms.com

    AccessAllRooms.com is a hotel booking website with a difference! Featuring the Global Access Award Scheme (GAAS) Ltd AccessAllRooms.com will be the only hotel booking website that facilitates the booking of ALL available rooms in a hotel, including rooms GAAS graded for disabled accessible features - showing real time availability and guaranteed reservations direct with the hotel. We won't charge you extra for the privilege, a hotel shows us rates and you book at those rates direct with the hotel, simple! Don't need an accessible room? Sure, we believe our hotel booking website will be a great customer experience for everybody - detailed hotel information, hotels world-wide, sumptuous images, every room type available and great room rates direct! All hotels that feature on AccessAllRooms.com will be graded using the GAAS scheme and will be given a GAAS rating on access between 1 and 5. The first and only truly globally accessible hotel rating system for access ensures that all customers can use AccessAllRooms.com - don't request an accessible room, see a picture of the room, know the facilities in the hotel and room, if the room's available, book it!! The most exciting thing to happen in hotel booking is coming soon! So keep checking back for updates and information as they happen! Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AccessAllRooms AccessAllRooms.com will be powered by the Pegasus UltraDirect® connection - a real time connection to hotel reservation systems world-wide. Hotels and chains wishing to join the AccessAllRooms and GAAS ltd phenomena please contact: hotels@accessallrooms.com Press and Media please contact: media@accessallrooms.com

  • Svayam

    Svayam is an initiative of Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust based at New Delhi, India and works for promoting dignity for people with reduced mobility. It advocates an enabling & accessible environment for all. Svayam has been engaged in making various public places accessible to all especially the elderly and the disabled. Svayam is spearheaded by Ms. Sminu Jindal as its Chairperson, who herself is a wheelchair user due to a car accident at the age of eleven year that left her paraplegic and has personal experiences of the trials and tribulations of people with reduced mobility due to absence of enabling and inclusive environment around them. Her experiences lead to a focused action plan of Svayam to promote accessibility in community infrastructure, by way of access audits/appraisals of the public infrastructure and suggesting the access solutions to make these places barrier free and accessible to all. This initiative aims at not only generating awareness about the trials and tribulations of reduced mobility populace (that includes the elderly, expecting mothers, mothers with new born babies as well as toddlers and the physically challenged) but also mould public and policy makers opinion in favour of public private participation in providing and executing accessibility solutions.

  • French Ministerial Accessibility Portal

    En améliorant la qualité de vie de tous les citoyens, en anticipant sur les conséquences sociales et économiques de l’allongement de l’espérance de vie, l’accessibilité participe pleinement du développement durable. En tant que stratégie pour le futur, l’accessibilité a fait l’objet de propositions lors du Grenelle de l’Environnement.

  • PREDIF Confederation

    PREDIF Confederation is a non-profit organization representing the state level, with programmes for more than thirty thousand people seriously affected with disabilities, directly and indirectly, by promoting the benefit of all people with physical disabilities in Spain. It has over 30 years of experience, through its member associations. Since 2002, PREDIF has developed the programme, "PREDIF Accessible Tourism" born of claiming for people with disabilities their right to autonomy and standardization in the leisure and tourism sector. PREDIF operates accessible tourism services in two areas: 1. Tourism sector, public and private; 2. Aimed at users, disabled tourists. PREDIF has published detailed accesibility guidelines for the tourism industry and guides to accessible vebues, accommodation and services.

  • Access New Business

    Access new business by offering access to all. Do you want to access new business? Interested in how to benefit from the growing market of the elderly, the less-able and the disabled? Access New Business works in the UK and Europe tourism and leisure sector advising individual businesses, trade associations, destinations and pan-national organisations on improving their accessibility. Access New Business is a group of experienced tourism and hospitality professionals who have a particular interest in helping the industry benefit from and ‘mainstream’ the growing market of the disabled traveller and the aging population.

  • Changing Places - (Toilets)

    Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted. The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

  • Changing Places - (Changing Places Toilets, United Kingdom)

    Thousands of people need the Changing Places toilets that would help them to enjoy the day to day activities many of us take for granted. The Changing Places Consortium has launched its campaign on behalf of those people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as many other disabled people.

  • Access Tourism New Zealand

    Articles on tourism, travel, hopitality, and leisure for people with disabilities, seniors, ageing Boomers, or anyone else needing better access to these; international and national focus.