United Kingdom - Public Authorities and Tourist Boards
Yorkshire boasts an ever increasing choice of accessible accommodation, attractions and shops. A wide range of facilities are open to visitors with particular visual, hearing or mobility requirements. Discover accessible places and things to do in Yorkshire. The site includes accessible accommodation information and on-line booking.
Tourism and the Disability Discrimination Act
This website provides advice to service providers about their legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Any service provider who provides a service to the public in the UK, whether they charge for it or not, has duties under the DDA. Service providers include holiday accommodation, tourist attractions, restaurants and transport providers. They cannot refuse to serve you as a disabled person or provide a lower standard of service because of your disability unless it can be justified. Service providers may need to make 'reasonable adjustments' to any barriers that may prevent a disabled person using or accessing their service.
VisitBritain was created on 1 April 2003 to market Britain to the rest of the world and England to promote and develop England’s visitor economy. It was formed by the merger of the British Tourist Authority and England Tourism Council and is legally constituted as the British Tourist Authority under the Development of Tourism Act 1969. It is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB).