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Veterans group hopes to open accessible bed and breakfast - taosnews

Veterans group hopes to open accessible bed and breakfast - taosnews | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
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The group envisions a bed and breakfast fully accessible for people with disabilities that would accommodate military families free for up to one week.
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Rolling Around Dubai: A Wheelchair User's Travel Guide

Rolling Around Dubai: A Wheelchair User's Travel Guide | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Hopefully this guide can help you in planning your wheelchair accessible Dubai vacation. Because Dubai is so new, most of its infrastructure is accessible.
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WTM London 2014 - Germany proud of its sustainable and accessible tourism credentials

WTM London 2014 - Germany proud of its sustainable and accessible tourism credentials | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Germany proud of its sustainable and accessible tourism credentials, The German National Tourist Office will use World Travel Market 2014 to promote and of (Accessible Tourism can be implemented successfully where you have leadership from the top...
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How to access the Houses of Parliament (signed with British Sign Language)

1) 0:00 Welcome to Westminster Tanni, Baroness Grey-Thompson welcomes visitors to the Houses of Parliament and explains how these historic buildings are open...
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Helping disabled people to go on holiday is both a social responsibility and business opportunity says tourism minister

Helping disabled people to go on holiday is both a social responsibility and business opportunity says tourism minister | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
FEWER than 20 per cent of people with disabilities enjoy annual holiday, many because there is nowhere suitable to stay says Fergus Ewing.
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There are many reasons why disabled people decide not to take a holiday. It could be for financial reasons; for lack of good information about accessibility; for being unsure about accessible travel arrangements to name but a few. At least the Scottish government are aware of the potential market for accessible tourism.
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Network of holiday cottages ‘will take the worry out of travel’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

Network of holiday cottages ‘will take the worry out of travel’ | DisabledGo News and Blog | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
A disabled artist is launching the UK's first network of holiday cottages, all of which will be wheelchair-accessible and identical in every detail. The first Flat Spaces bungalow should be in place later this year beside a steam railway in the middle of the Hampshire countryside - the foundations were laid this week on a plot next to six existing holiday rental properties in Ropley - with doors due to open next spring. This should be followed by further Flat Spaces developments in Surrey, Kent and the Scottish borders. Every one of the accessible three-bedroom properties will be identical on the inside and will be larger and more spacious than most other holiday homes, and will be built in a factory before being installed as a prefabricated building. Because each building will be identical inside, the equipment - such as toilets, light switches, hoists, ovens and kettles - will all be in the same place in each location. The accommodation will feature a front door wide enough for two
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Will Accessible Tourism soon be the largest travel market? - WTM Responsible Tourism Blog

Will Accessible Tourism soon be the largest travel market? - WTM Responsible Tourism Blog | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Accessible tourism is rapidly becoming the largest sector of the travel market. Business providers need a new approach to this growing opportunity
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We have been long telling Retailers, Restaurants, Entertainment, Hotel and Tourism companies that the fastest growing market for them to capture are disabled and aging customers. Rather than wait for the AODA and other legislation to push the envelope, forward thinking companies need to look at the knowledge, skills and expertise OPC Inc brings to the field of accessible and human centred design. The dollars are on the table waiting to be picked up. JESleeth & the AODA team at OPC Inc
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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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Great to see this being discussed as using the ROI of accessible human centred design is really the only way businesses will move on the requirement to become accessible to all who may want to travel, use a hotel or have a drink in the local pub.  Thanks Brian for yet another great Scoop!  OPC Inc

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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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WTM London 2014 - Preparing your destination for the accessible tourism market

WTM London 2014 - Preparing your destination for the accessible tourism market | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Preparing your destination for the accessible tourism market, “Are we there yet”? ENAT – the European Network for Accessible Tourism, inReturn
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There are some good speakers taking part in this seminar on #accessibletourism. I do hope this is of interest?

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Wheelchair-accessible boat gives anglers freedom to fish

Wheelchair-accessible boat gives anglers freedom to fish | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Man who has overcome his own challenges helps people with disabilities fish (interesting Wheelchair-accessible boat gives anglers freedom to fish - St. Cloud Times:...
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Don't let disability dictate your year abroad

Don't let disability dictate your year abroad | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Foreign mountains pose obvious challenges, but I'm used to towns not designed with wheelchair users in mind, writes a student blogger (Don't let disability dictate your year abroad http://t.co/VTXP9vbIrn)...
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Disabled bird watchers to benefit from all-terrain scooter

Disabled bird watchers to benefit from all-terrain scooter | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
DISABLED bird watchers will be able to take advantage of an all-terrain motorised scooter thanks to the efforts of a determined fundraising couple.
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VisitScotland.org > Accessible tourism

VisitScotland.org > Accessible tourism | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Get ready to capitalise on Accessible Tourism with a FREE training programme for managers and front line staff http://t.co/yUJMksMzyG
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Wheelchair accessibility is an issue in Luxembourg - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Wheelchair accessibility is an issue in Luxembourg - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition | Accessible Tourism | Scoop.it
Wheelchair accessibility is an issue in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg needs to step up its game when it comes to assuring wheelchair access in shops and restaurants.
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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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