visits4u: strengthening inclusive tourismInclusive design
Throughout 2016 – 2017 I worked on ‘visits4u’, an 18-month project on inclusive tourism, on behalf of the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE). It was co-funded by the COSME Programme of the European Union.
The pillar of ‘visits4u’ was to build capacity of the tourism sector across the partners’ regions in six European countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Spain and the UK. This was achieved through training activities that increased awareness and skills in developing inclusive tourism provision.
Following on from these activities, a series of online tools and resources has been developed, which are available for free via the project’s website: Access Guides, Case Studies and Online Training Modules for tourism businesses.
The project also introduced the use of information in Easy Read and Sign Languages (national ones and International Signs) in the production and promotion of tourism packages. Click here to find out more.
Published articles in the Access by Design journal, written by Foteini Galanopoulou, European Project Manager for CAE: Issue 146, in PDF and WORD (text only) – Issue 147, in PDF and WORD (text only).
Final project conference: Accessible Tourism for All, 7th December 2017, Latvia, Riga: visits4u presentation.