Can you imagine being able to see an old film superimposed on the place where it was filmed? An interesting project enables viewing footage of historical films superimposed on stage someday cotton recorded, through Google Street View.

Currently the collection is not very large and is available in There and Then as a personal project of Keir Clarke, editor of Google Maps Mania.

One interesting experience that gives ideas for academic work, allowing mixing passion for film with historical and geographical curiosity.

Películas históricas en el lugar dónde se rodaron.

On YouTube you can find many movies over 60 years, it is not difficult to find material for a work of this kind.

Where was filmed? Answering this question is now simple thanks to the Spanish project filmaps. There are many activities and ”tours” related to the places where movies were filmed, especially dedicated to recall some famous moviescenes. Filmaps wants to help people find the site quickly and easily, withcontent generated by users themselves.

Source: wwwhat’s new


Imagine being able to create your own turictic guide in three easy steps? It is now possible with Tripomatic.com, a site that helps plan our trips in a very simple and practical way. Just select your destination, find all the interesting things to do and, finally, download your free personalized guide.

Tripomatic

With interesting places to visit, which will geographically located, we can create our own routes using them as base. When we finish creating download, share or print as a personalized guide.

They are already available countries with the largest attraction in Europe and soon, as announced on its website, will jump to other continents.

Without doubt, this is an original way to get our own tour guide, tailored to our interests and in digital format.

Source: wwwhat’s new


Since November 2009, Disneyland Resort guests with visual disabilities have had access to an audio description service available on Disney’s Handheld Device that describes visual elements of more than 20 attractions at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks – more fully immersing them into our attractions and storytelling.

Today, we are pleased to announce that we are now enhancing that service to include descriptions of outdoor locations in Disneyland park. (Due to our ongoing expansion, the enhanced service will be available at Disney California Adventure park beginning in 2012).

New Audio Description Technology Describes Outdoor Locations for Disneyland Park Guests with Visual Disabilities

The 7.2-ounce device, which was created by Disney engineers, utilizes wireless technology to pinpoint its location and features an interactive audio menu that allows guests to choose the type and amount of information they would like to receive from a list of options, ranging from a description of their surroundings to details about nearby attractions, restaurants and entertainment.

In addition to the enhanced audio description service, the device continues to offer services to guests with hearing disabilities including Handheld Captioning, which displays text in specific attractions and areas, and Assisted Listening, which provides amplified audio at several attractions.

If you would like to take advantage of these services, visit Guest Relations at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park. There is no cost (a fully refundable $25 daily deposit is required) and it is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about services for guests with disabilities, visit www.disneyland.com or contact Disneyland Information at 714-781-7290.

Source: Disney Parks


For the fourth consecutive year FAAM (Almeriense Federation of Associations of People with Disabilities) has filed Accessibility Guide to the beaches of the province. A resource that has been developed through the collaboration of twelve coastal municipalities, which have been present at the check points described in the guide accessible.

Playas almerienses.

These consistories also include in their website a direct link to this tool as well configured as an information resource for the inhabitants of each municipality, is an important element of tourism promotion.

For the first time this unique resource in Andalusia by its nature, provides an English version “which will add value to tourism in the face of Anglo-Saxon and other visitors from European countries,” added Sola President FAAM Valentin, who explained in the press conference that the dissemination of this resource is held even among specialized agencies working in tourism aimed at people with limited mobility, such as Zero or www.scope.org.uk Barrier (British organization for people with disability).

For his part, Senior Vice President and responsible tourism council, Javier Aureliano, stressed the importance of this tourist resort and especially his character on-line “because it will allow it to be consulted by thousands of people across Spain and Europe on equal terms. ” In what was his first official Vice FAAM has moved not only that the doors remain open to any Provincial Initiative of federation, but the intention “to support social projects such as accessibility guidelines, which will allow many people with disabilities can enjoy the beaches. ”

Another novelty with respect to the third issue is that many municipalities have improved infrastructure and elements of each access point, also has added a new beach with these infrastructures, the El Cantal Mojacar, from 35 beaches in 2010 36 this year.

Accesibilidad en las playas de Almería.

The seaside hotels across the province will have the option of appearing in the guide after an initial screening by the Accessibility Consultant. An appeal that has made the Officer for Equality to be part of this important resource.

Describes features a picture of what conditions and elements that should have suited an accessible, FAAM base document since been used to describe the real situation of each of the beaches in the guide.

The FAAM Web this guide that everyone can view, but also be sent to all Spanish associations of people with disabilities as well as the European Disability Forum and Association of National Travel Agents.

Source: Noticias de Almería


Just published a new release of NEW TREND MEDIA WATCH, published by the European Travel Commission on technological aspects and trends in consumption.

New Media Trend Watch

Is a publication full of flashy headlines that try to certify that it is becoming more common use of new technologies for travel.

Also, technological barriers anlizan facing trurística industry. Such as roaming charges, quesiguen being the main barrier to using mobile devices in international travel.

A recommended publication in that it draws a vast panorama of reality.

The report can be consulted here.

Source: Community Hosteltur


Museums up one of the cultural and leisure areas most visited, especially during tourist trips and vacations. They are also an increasing number of museums that offer a wide range of educational and cultural activities for all ages that need to be able to access all those hard of hearing, whether or not to use amplification systems and communication .

The acoustic treatment of space to enhance the listening conditions and to avoid reverberation of sound must be made globally for all working spaces and are, incidentally, exhibition or intended for special activities.

CLAVE offers a technical report, “A museum for everyone, especially for people with hearing impairment” in order to apprise them of the necessary guidelines to make adaptations in the museum environment and remove barriers to communication and access to information. The adoption of the measures described, CLAVE  advised to consult with professionals and specialized companies.

The ring of magnetic induction in auditoriums, classrooms or spaces intended for the public workshops should also be installed at individual service points such as general information, library, point of sale (tickets, shop, cafeteria). You can also use portable magnetic induction ring by use of spaces to be specific.

There are audio guides adapted for use with hearing aids in position T and Videoguide that transmit the same information from the audio guides and subtitled version of sign language. You can also use the call GVAM Virtual Guide, which provides all information on the museum through pictures, videos, interactive maps, captioned and sign language.

For guided tours, you should use the system of frequency modulation, FM radio receiver with a mini-loop for hearing aid users and cochlear implants and infrared transmission systems. It should also be possible to hire the service of sign language interpreters for people signers.

Fact sheets, brochures and booklets, so common in our museums, are also a useful way to convey information to users with hearing impairment.

The phone must have volume control, with the possibility of using portable amplifiers.

The warning signs designed to inform and protect customers in situations of danger, must take into account the special needs of people with hearing impairment. There are other signals that amplify light and sound intensity.

Source: CLAVE


In the Reina Sofia Museum people with disabilities will be a special social group of reference in all their actions, as recorded by Bill regulating the Museum approved by the Congress of Deputies.

Fachada del Museo Reina Sofía.

The facilities and premises as well as channels and media, including virtual communication and interaction with the public and general programming and activities of the National Museum Art Center Reina Sofia in Madrid will be accessible to persons with disabilities, according Bill picks up the controller of this museum approved by the Congress of Deputies.

Also, the Reina Sofía will people with disabilities and special social group of reference in all their actions, as reported by the CERMI. This mandate accessibility and attention to disability due to an amendment suggested by the Parliamentary Groups CERMI.

Thus, CERMI by law seeks to ensure the accessibility and use inclusive environments, cultural goods and services to people with disabilities.

Source: Europa Press and Coemfe


This Monday, July 11 starts the course “Museums and Women visivilidad where are the women?”. Training that will last until Friday July 15 and is part of the summer school program 2011 of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Run this course  Marián López Fernández Cao, Universidad Complutense and Enrique Varela Agüí , vice president of Museums.

MUSEOS Y VISIBILIDAD FEMENINA: ¿DÓNDE ESTÁN LAS MUJERES?

The program, which emerges from the collaboration of Ministry of Culture, Institute of Women, Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, will open a space for analysis of museums and enable a diagnosis to establish a roadmap and provide guidelines for analyzing the contents of the museum from a gender perspective.

Calls for those and those professionals in education and museum with knowledge applied to gender and feminism, to expand and strengthen exchanges between researchers and allow to design a joint plan of action.

To do this, will review the basics of feminist epistemology associated with education and museum will be a tour of the possibilities of museums as places of memory and of historical women from the standpoint of critical museology new museology, so as to encourage the Museum spaces and implement educational and rebuilding funds from a gender perspective, and develop activities and itineraries to unveil the role of women in history.

Will address the general role of the Museum as a value space and memory of the past and this vision will address different types of museums and offered the keys to introduce a gender perspective.

Source: UCM


Nebrija University and the ACS Foundation have opened the deadline for the reconvening of Awards “Accessible Tourism”. Tourism for all or accessible tourism is generating a significant economic impact on the tourism industry and both entities, convinced of the importance of this impact, organizing this contest with the aim of rewarding research that expand the knowledge framework of this new market.

This is encouraging, within academia, greater awareness of the need for further studies to evaluate the accessibility of existing tourist resources and allow the optimization of adaptation processes of tourism offerings to the demands and needs of people disabilities.

Thus, the analysis of good practice in services and facilities accessible tourism, behaviors, habits and skills of disabled people in relation to tourism, or the analysis of problems encountered in the development of affordable cars are some of the issues University research and the ACS Foundation Nebrija propose the contestants.

The contest will end on December 16. The first prize is worth 5,000 euros and the second 2,000.

See the contest rules here.

Source: University Nebrija and COCEMFE


Design for All (DfA) is design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality (EIDD Stockholm Declaration, 2004). It supports the creation of products, services and systems that can be used by as many people as possible without the need for special adaptation and has a people-centred approach at the heart of it. DfA has origins in the field of barrier-free accessibility but has grown to encompass much more. It can meet the great social challenges of our time such as ageing populations, the need to include differently-abled people in mainstream design as well as engage with people excluded on the basis of social, economic, financial or geographic boundaries. Inclusion is central to a DfA approach, bringing with it better design thinking, improved products and services, market success and socially-centred innovation.

ONCE Foundation

DfA has been appropriated by designers working in different disciplines such as consumer products, packaging and communication design, transport and mobility as well as the built environment and sustainable development.

If you would like to be included please send an abstract of 200 words written in international English for consideration by the editorial team. Guidelines as below:

- Abstracts should describe design stories or case studies that address the publication theme of Design for All in Action, explicitly stating how it can be considered to have a people-centred approach.

- Market-ready solutions are preferred but the editorial committee will consider abstracts that describe exceptional work that may not be on the market.- Issues concerning DfA methods for involving people in the design process and case studies describing how DfA policy or legislation has influenced design practice, can also be submitted.

- Abstracts are in international English and NOT academic English. The editorial team will give advice on final contributions. - Abstracts are solicited from individuals, companies, industry, universities, research facilities, government bodies, voluntary sector organizations or anyone who has a DfA story to tell. Designers, students, start-ups, educators, marketers, policy-makers, managers, academics and business leaders are also encouraged.

- Abstracts should include a short description of: the project, user groups, design process, outcomes, and any measures of success.

- 25 July 2011: abstracts of 200 words sent to Sara Pérez at sperez@technosite.es

Source: Discapnet