• Tourism

    Goa Carnival 2019 promises to be wheelchair accessible

    India: The famous annual Carnival of Goa is round the corner and this year it promises to be super special. For the first time, the carnival beginning on 2 March, will be a wheelchair accessible festival with inclusive fun for everyone. The carnival is a four-day-long festival that starts from the state capital Panaji and… Continue Reading »

    UNWTO Report Enables Inclusive Tourism, Destinations’ Contribution to SDGs

    NEW YORK, USA: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and UNWTO affiliate member globaldit launched a report on UN Day 2018. The report presents a model for inclusive tourism destinations, focusing on the capacity of tourism to integrate disadvantaged groups and benefit from its activity. Titled, ‘Global Report on Inclusive Tourism Destinations Model and Success Stories,’… Continue Reading »

    “Hands to Discover” Leads the Way in Accessibility for Travelers

    PORTUGAL; EUROPE: Offering tailor-made information and on-site services for the hearing-impaired can ensure deaf people access to the universal right to travel with no barriers to accessibility, but one can find such services in few countries. Meanwhile, in Portugal one online platform is leading the way. Have you wondered what challenges await a hearing-impaired person… Continue Reading »

    CN Tower Launches Free Virtual Reality Viewfinder App

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Fuzz Productions and Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s National Tower, together announced the release of  the new CN Tower Viewfinder app, which is  designed and developed by Fuzz Productions in Brooklyn, NY. Created to enrich the experience of on-site visitors, the app represents the first and only attraction in Canada to offer a virtual reality… Continue Reading »

    Travel With Ease: How Singapore Is Catering to Visitors with Special Accessibility Needs

    SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA: With an aging population, Singapore has been tackling accessibility needs head-on with a series of changes to the city’s infrastructure. Today, it’s one of the most travel-friendly cities in the world for those with accessibility needs, so if you’re looking for delicious Asian food and a cultural adventure, Singapore makes a great vacation destination.… Continue Reading »

    2nd World Summit on Accessible Tourism – Destinations for All 2018

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The second edition of the World Summit Destinations for All will take place in Brussels, October 1-2, 2018, under the auspices of Kéroul and CAWaB. The aim of the event is to give concrete expression to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Recommendations on Accessible Tourism. For more information: https://www.destinationsforall2018.eu/ The first edition of the Summit… Continue Reading »

    International Conference on Accessible Adventure

    POKHARA, NEPAL: The upcoming 3-day International Conference on Accessible Adventure (ICAA 2018) to be held on March 29‐31, 2018 at the Shangri‐La Village Resort in Pokhara, Nepal. The conference will focus on international best practices in inclusive tourism for “slow‐walker” seniors and travelers with disabilities relative leading to improved tourism facilities, services, and marketing that… Continue Reading »

    Joyce Cook receives CBE for services to Sport and Accessibility

    LONDON, UK: As midnight struck in London on 30 December 2017, the latest names to be recognized in the traditional Queen’s New Year Honours List were revealed: a mix of politicians, stars of music, culture and sport, and community champions. Among the list was the citation: Joyce Evelyn, Mrs. COOK, O.B.E. For services to Sport… Continue Reading »

    Memphis Airport uses Aira smart glasses to simplify airport experience for blind and low vision travelers

    MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (USA):  Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced a partnership with technology company Aira that will help to simplify the airport experience for blind and low vision travelers. Through the new program, passengers at MEM can access the Aira Airport network powered by its Site Access technology and connect with agents who act as… Continue Reading »