Three accessible tourism projects make Design for All finals

International Design for All Awards

The 7th edition of the International Design for All Foundation Good Practices Awards recognise achievements in the field of design for all, great and small, by governments, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and professionals from all over the world. In so doing, they aim to demonstrate that the implementation of design for all/universal design in any form contributes towards improving quality of life for everyone.

Each year an international jury will select the 5 “Best Practices” out of all the Good Practices submitted to be presented with the International Design for All Foundation Award. Among the 36 projects, products and services recognised as candidates for the awards three are focussed on improving tourism for all.

  • handiBooking is a platform specializing in booking accommodation suitable for people with disabilities.
  • Parks of Sintra Welcome Better project aims to improve access to the parks and palaces under the company’s management and serve as a good example of accessible tourism and equal access to natural and built heritage by providing access to a greater diversity of visitor.
  • Seable specialized in accessible tailor made active holidays for people with limited mobility and/or sensory impairment.

Read more about the International Design for All Awards and the other finalists.

 

Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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