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...
Brian Seaman's insight:
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.
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…
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 email@example.com.
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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Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.
Brian Seaman's insight:
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.
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...
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.
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...
According to figures released by the UN, there are 650 million people living in this world with some sort of disability, with around eight million of those from Europe, which also has a population that is aging. That’s a huge section of the population and one that until recently was not well served when traveling overseas. However, times they are a-changing and guidelines for accessible travel laid down in the European Parliament are now largely being adhered to or at the very least worked towards.