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Make your information more accessible | Accessibility Toolkit from the National Disability Authority

Make your information more accessible | Accessibility Toolkit from the National Disability Authority | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Advice about making your information more accessible. (@destraynor Nice article, Des.
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This would apply to any business in any part of the world, including tourism services.

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Kate@WenmanMobility's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:55 AM

A timely reminder to double check our website and documentation.

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Bari Wheelchair Accessible Cruise Excursion Options - YouTube

Watch John Sage describe the options for disabled cruise visitors to Bari. Learn more at http://www.sagetraveling.com
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Y-Knot makes sailing accessible for all

Y-Knot makes sailing accessible for all | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
FORT ANN - Michael Hall recalled a poignant moment during a regatta for disabled sailors a few years ago.
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Top 10 tips for a hassle-free accessible holiday | Disability Horizons

Top 10 tips for a hassle-free accessible holiday | Disability Horizons | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it

@Planning an accessible holiday? We speak to Enable Holidays to got their top 10 tips on how to book a hassel-free accessible holiday.

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Via @DHorizons and @enableholidays

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Accessible England

Accessible England | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
RT @RossCalladine: Great 2recognise @Love_Brighton @loveleics @VisitBath @NGinitiative on BBC news http://t.co/NTIJaIxzDD #accessforall htt…
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Washington, DC: Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions

Washington, DC: Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Attractions | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Almost every aspect of the city is wheelchair accessible; from the metro to all attractions and landmarks. After all, what would you expect from the...
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Jerusalem's Old City to be Made More Accessible to Disabled - Algemeiner

Jerusalem's Old City to be Made More Accessible to Disabled - Algemeiner | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Jerusalem's Old City to be Made More Accessible to Disabled
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The disabled will now have easier access to Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
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15 Wheelchair Friendly Attractions on Long Island, New York | Wheelchair Traveling

15 Wheelchair Friendly Attractions on Long Island, New York | Wheelchair Traveling | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
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The Rings, Fife, Scotland

The Rings, Fife, Scotland | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
A revolutionary self-catering facility for disabled holiday-makers which I helped to support from the outset, is to open in Fife next year, Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing announced today (Wednesday 13...
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It's been an uphill struggle to gain planning permission, but with my help and with the support of many other people, I'm glad to say that this project is getting underway in Fife, Scotland.

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Easy Access Travel - Videos

Easy Access Travel - Videos | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Easy Access Travel Specializes in Accessible Cruise Vacations and Packaged Land Tours for Persons with Physical Disabilities.
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A Wheelchair That Gives the Rider Even More Mobility Than Walking

The world's already got its fair share of tank-treaded wheelchairs that can traverse any terrain, but a personal mobility device that looks as fun to ride as an ATV?
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Top 3 Travel Sites with Special Needs Accessibility

Top 3 Travel Sites with Special Needs Accessibility | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
  It is estimated that one in eight people worldwide live with special needs. Handicapped travellers are one of the most intensely growing tourism markets today. In North America alone, people with special needs are known to spend more than $13 billion each year on travelling. People with special needs constantly find it troublesome to…
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Traveling Without Barriers: Accessible Travel for the Adventurous

Traveling Without Barriers: Accessible Travel for the Adventurous | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Traveling Without Barriers:
Accessible Travel for the Adventurous  
Wednesday, August 13 @ 6:30 p.m.

Traveling with a temporary or permanent disability is a great way to experience the world from a different perspective. Far from being impossible, international travel with a disability is more common than ever and can yield rewards and memories that nothing else can. This workshop is geared towards all future travelers, with and without disabilities, for making the most of your next global adventure. It will cover practical access tips for traveling with a range of abilities, and our presenter will share personal stories and insights regarding her own experiences with accessibility and travel.  
Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Note: Please let us know if you would like an ASL interpreter for this event by emailing community.boston@hiusa.org.
 

 
About our Presenter:  
Rachel is a Midwestern expat currently living in New England (but grew up in Minnesota). She currently works in the Boston area as an international fundraiser for an organization that promotes education for people with disabilities around the world. Her background is in international development and disability, which were the focus of her Master's degree from the University of Minnesota. As a graduate student, she traveled to Tanzania to research the disability rights movement and disability issues there. Rachel continues to travel whenever she can and hopes to go back to East Africa in the near future.
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Great British Accessible Attractions - Silver Travel Advisor

Great British Accessible Attractions - Silver Travel Advisor | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
We are delighted to bring you great accessible attractions around the UK.
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Grand Cairn de Barnenez, Brittany - YouTube

This is the largest Megalithic mausoleum in Europe. It is vast, but actually not very exciting. It does offer another view of the Bay of Morlaix. If you happ...
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How Accessible Is Your Hotel? - Spinal Cord Injury BC

How Accessible Is Your Hotel? - Spinal Cord Injury BC | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Can your hotel provide accurate information on the specifics of its accessible rooms? Make booking easier by avoiding these "accessible hotel" mistakes.
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Fleet of disabled-access Wheelyboats takes to the River Thames

Fleet of disabled-access Wheelyboats takes to the River Thames | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
The Wheelyboat Trust has marked its 30th anniversary of helping more disabled people to enjoy water-based activities all over the UK (Fleet of disabled-access Wheelyboats takes to the River Thames.
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Venues 'must do more' for disabled

Venues 'must do more' for disabled | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.
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This report caused quite a stir on Twitter yesterday. Vitalise a UK charity that provides accessible holiday accommodation, has criticised the lack of wheelchair access at attractions, and set off a chain of interviews with Vitalise themselves; VisitEngland's access expert Ross Calladine; Accessible Derbyshire's Gillian Scotford amongst others. It is clear that more must be done to make attractions more inclusive, not only for wheelchair users, but for many others who are disabled by poor facilities. I hope that this helps the process.

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Program Looks To Make The Outdoors Accessible To People With Disabilities

Program Looks To Make The Outdoors Accessible To People With Disabilities | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
For many people, getting outdoors to enjoy nature and wildlife is something that they can take fo (RT @LMeillerShow: article: Program Looks To Make The Outdoors Accessible To People With Disabilities | WPR http://t.co/AkksrtEV0R...
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Fall Colors of California - New Mobility

Fall Colors of California - New Mobility | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Don't forget about the "other" fall colors: Consider a beautiful autumn wine country vacation that's wheelchair accessible.
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Enjoying the Great Outdoors the Accessible Way | Travel Wisconsin

Enjoying the Great Outdoors the Accessible Way | Travel Wisconsin | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Travelers can find a variety of adaptive equipment, accessible parks and helpful programs to enjoy Wisconsin's great outdoors with ease and freedom.
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Wheelchair Accessible London - Rolling Amongst Royalty!

Wheelchair Accessible London - Rolling Amongst Royalty! | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
While exploring wheelchair accessible London, I discovered that it is one of the most accessible cities in the world. A little over two years ago...
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Accessibility - South West Tourism

Accessibility - South West Tourism | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
The South West Tourism Alliance, an independent consortium supporting the tourism industry in the South West of England. The intention is that industry leaders will develop this alliance by drawing on the expertise of its members.
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Families with disabled children

Families with disabled children | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Grant Assist has a grant scheme to help disabled adults and children (whether physically or mentally disabled), on a low income, along with their families and carers, to take a short break in the U...
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AXS Map

AXS Map | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
AXS Map strives for a better world – accommodating, adapting and updating for the inclusion of people with disabilities. (Find &/or rate accessible places w/ @axsmap.
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Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism' - The Journal

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism' - The Journal | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
The Journal Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism' The Journal The Laing was also singled out, with praise for its lift access to all floors, freely available seating, talking audio guides and listening posts, hearing induction...
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