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Developing an Accessible Tourism Strategy

October 5, 2014

“…It would be nice to think that travelers with a disability were free to travel the Universe with nothing more than their trusty towel. In reality, travel even to a local attraction, is far more difficult than it needs to be. Travel, recreation and leisure are all about about the “experience” which ideally should be seamless from planning, to arrival back home. Enjoyment comes from those experiences and the way they are shared with others. The experience lingers in the memories of those who participated. A truly remarkable travel experience leaves the visitor changed in some way. The reason it is so difficult for people with a disability to travel freely is that industry as a whole has not yet recognized that fundamentally a traveler with a disability is no different from any other traveler in their aspirations for a remarkable experience. To the travel industry Accessible Travel is still about access and not the experience. There is a fundamental difference and it stems from a misunderstanding that Universal Design means design for the disabled and not human centered design...”

Disabled Traveler's GuideTo read the full article, click below:
http://www.slideshare.net/srains/developing-an-accessible-tourism-strategy-disabled-travelers-guide-to-the-galaxy?ref=http://www.rollingrains.com/2014/10/developing-an-accessible-tourism-strategy—disabled-travelers-guide-to-the-galaxy.html

 

 

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