Access

Photo: Zion Parking

Ron Mader: One of the cornerstones of Planeta.com is a commitment toward greater access to information and the physical world. Too often the online paywalls and barriers impair our curiosity. We champion open access, particularly when it comes to reading and interacting with conservation and cultural resources on the Web. This parallels our interest in the physical world — can our friends and family with limited mobility actually get around?

Requests
Accessible Tourism – Seeking examples of good practices of accessible travel around the world. Please share stories and links to relevant resources.

Open Access – Seeking examples of reports (see tweet)
Q: What are your fave #openaccess +@creativecommons-licensed tourism data, reports?

Translating: If you are not accessible you are not relevant.
Spanish: Si no estás accesible no estas relevante.
Maori: Ki te kore e wātea koe e kore e hāngai koe.

Headlines
http://www.wanderingeducators.com/best/traveling/disability-access-cedar-point.html
Opening doors to the disabled – Catherine Mack
http://the-magazine.org/9/re-enabled
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/27/atv-chairs/1794997

Events
September 28 International Day for Universal Access to Information

Recommended Listening
http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/icon-for-access – One of the most recognizable ISO symbols in the International Symbol of Access. You might not know it by that name, but you’ve seen it.

Freedom through Design – David Constantine describes his work to develop low-cost mobility solutions for disabled people all over the world.

Europe at 2.4 km/hour – Ken Haley returned from a holiday in Europe where he travelled at 2.4 kilometres per hour. He didn’t mind the speed of travel because “the slower he travelled the more he got to see”.

Quotes
I have been wary of tackling the subject of disability for some time. I admit it, I was afraid of getting it wrong, using politically incorrect terminology or causing offence, and so, to my shame, I am only now starting to try and understand some of the real issues. It would appear, however, that I am not alone, with many others working in tourism nervous of getting it wrong. And with over 100,000 people employed in accommodation and food services in Ireland, that’s a lot of people who are afraid to say, “Can I help you?”
– Catherine Mack, Opening doors to the disabled
@catherinemack

If you are not accessible you are not relevant.
NetHui Comment

Flickr Groups
Accessible Travel
Wheelchairs
Rock that disability Travel
Rolling Rains

Facebook
Consolidated-Network-for-Disabled-People
Oaxaca Accesible
Hecho Con Capacidad
Traveling With MS – Stepping out with Disability

Who to follow on Twitter
@accesstourismnz
@CanDoHolidays
@EUaccesstourism
@tourismforalluk
@TravelingwithMS
@AccessibleJapan
@Fundacion_ONCE
@FPDNAus
@t_accessible
@TorrescasanaJav
https://twitter.com/martin_heng

Buzzword Bingo
Access – Accessible Travel – ADA – Barrier – Barrier-Free – Blind – Braille – Deaf – Disability – Map – Obstacle – Ramp – Respect – Responsible Travel – Short Statured – Slope – Wheelchair

Elsewhere on the Web
http://proudlockassociates.com/never-say-never-to-access-for-disabled-people/

https://www.academia.edu/25554008/Accessible_tourism_futures_the_world_we_dream_to_live_in_and_the_opportunities_we_hope_to_have
http://www.wheelchairramp.org
http://www.abc.net.au/rampup@ABCRampUp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAWS_(screen_reader)
http://accessibility.pscdr.org.sa
$50 gloves convert sign language to speech!
Disability Travel – Transitions Abroad
Rolling Rains
Traveling the world when you’re in a wheelchair – Fond du Lac Reporter
WheelPower
What is Universal Design?
Tourism For Visitors to New Zealand with Mobility Problems: A West Coast Perspective (PDF)
AXS Map, Accessibility Metaverse
http://photoability.net
Accessible Icon Project
Traveling with MS – Stepping out with Disability
http://wheelmap.org

People with disabilities often suffer a ‘civil death’ due exclusion primarily related to physical barriers of the built environment. AXS Map is building a social movement around inclusion for people with physical disabilities. AXS Map is a crowd-sourced platform for mapping wheelchair accessibility of buildings and places, and sharing that information across a network.

Español (Spanish)
http://www.fundaciononce.es/EN/Pages/Portada.aspx (Spain)
Turismo para todos (Mexico)

Australia
Australia for all
http://fpdn.org.au@FPDNAus

Brazil
http://www.turismoacessivel.gov.br

Canada
http://albertaparks.ca/pushtoopen.aspx

Ecuador

England and the UK
http://www.openbritain.net
http://www.openbritain.net/openbritain
much more
http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/outdooractivities/accessforall
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/11214015/Britains-20-most-accessible-tourist-attractions.html
http://www.accessiblederbyshire.orghttps://twitter.com/AccessibleDS

Europe
http://www.accessibletourism.org@EUaccesstourism
Europe without BarriersFacebook

Germany
Barrier Free Travel at Frankfurt Airport

Ireland
New quality mark for disability access

Mexico
Ejemplo de ruta – Flickr
Turismo para todos

Netherlands
http://www.accessibletravelnl.comhttps://twitter.com/#!/AccessTravelNL

New Zealand
http://www.accomobility.co.nz – The site lists hotels, motels and private bed and breakfast establishments.
http://www.nztri.org/podcasts-and-presentations-access-tourism-conference
http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nzhttps://twitter.com/accesstourismnz
Why New Zealand Should Make Rugby World Cup Accessible for Everyone
People with special needs – Accessible facilities provided at accommodation establishments throughout New Zealand

South Africa
http://www.accessiblecapetown.com
How wheelchair-friendly is Jo’burg really?
http://www.cnpd.co.za

Spain
http://www.once.eshttp://www.once.es/new/otras-webs/english
http://www.turismeperatothom.com/es
http://www.turismoaccesible.org

Reports
Recommendations on Accesible Tourism
also see
http://www.tourism4development2017.org/knowledge/recommendations-on-accesible-tourism/

Español
http://jaenaccesible.org – JAÉN ACCESIBLE es una iniciativa de Activa Jaén impulsada por la Diputación Provincial de Jaén y la Consejería de Igualdad y Bienestar Social de la Junta de Andalucía, gestionada por la Federación Provincial de Asociaciones de Discapacitados físicos y Orgánicos de Jaén.

http://jaenaccesible.org/turismoac/1intro.html – Podemos definir Accesibilidad como el conjunto de características de que debe disponer un entorno, producto o servicio para ser utilizable en condiciones de confort, seguridad e igualdad por todas las personas y, en particular, particular, por aquellas que tienen alguna discapacidad.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/disability/ada.htm
http://www.ada.gov/hsurvey.htm

Disabled Dining
http://disableddining.com@DisabledDining
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Disabled-Dining/285033214846891
Website Accessibility
http://wave.webaim.org

Misc
Disability does not mean inability.

Slideshare
http://www.slideshare.net/srains

http://www.slideshare.net/srains/aiko-icat

Wikipedia
Accessibility
Wheelchair_ramp

Planeta.com

Open Access

The Value of Collaboration

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

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