Queensland Launches Accessibility Accreditation Module Of The Australian Tourism Industry Council
Asia-Pacific, Tourism, October 16 2021
Launched by Queensland on World Tourism Day, 27th September 2021, the Accessibility Accreditation Module forms part of Australia’s national Quality Tourism Framework.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive social and economic impact. Both developed and developing economies have been hit. And marginalized groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all.
The restart of tourism will help kickstart recovery and growth. It is essential that the benefits this will bring are enjoyed widely and fairly.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has therefore designated World Tourism Day 2021 as a day to focus on “Tourism for Inclusive Growth.”
It is great to see that the Queensland Tourism Industry Council has launched the Accessibility Accreditation Module, which forms part of Australia’s national Quality Tourism Framework.
The Accessibility self-assessment module joins the suite of best practice programs under the national Quality Tourism Framework.
Developed by the ATIC in consultation with TravAbility, the Accessibility self-assessment module aims to help businesses evaluate how inclusive their experience offering is for people with a disability.
The module will be available via the Quality Tourism Framework online dashboard and aims to increase visibility of accessible experiences and encourage tourism businesses to make adjustments that will accommodate more visitors of all abilities.
The accreditation system addresses services for several categories of visitors: those with limited mobility, wheelchair and scooter users, those with low vision and low hearing, those with cognitive impairments/autism and those with allergies and intolerances.