Archives for “accesibility”

Jointly organized by UNWTO, the ONCE Foundation, and IFEMA, the event “Accessibility: A Competitive Advantage for Tourism Destinations”, to be held at the 2013 edition of the FITUR Madrid tourism fair, will highlight good practices in tourism accessibility from across Europe and Latin America, with a special focus on accessible destinations in Uruguay. Tourism stakeholders, [...]


To mark the International Day of the Deaf, held last September 24, the Spanish Confederation of Families of the Deaf (Fiapas) wanted to show that: In the XXI century, in Spain still claiming the right of deaf people who communicate in spoken language, and are users of hearing aids and cochlear implants to live independently [...]


Thanks to an agreement between the FAD and BCD, two pioneer institutions in promoting design in Catalonia, the Barcelona Design Festival has been born. This is a large event which aims to make Barcelona the international capital of design. This initiative is supported by Barcelona City Council as well as several other institutions and private [...]


La Muralla de Avila opened last Friday, September 16, an audio guide system created specifically for this monument and which is pioneer nationally. This is a new tourist information channel that combines sound and image to offer their content in an oral, written and in sign language, so it is offered as a perfect partner [...]


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 [...]


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. These consistories also include in [...]


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


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 [...]


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. The facilities and premises as well as channels and media, including virtual communication and interaction with the public and general programming and [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


The Alhambra in Granada is now more accessible thanks to a new guide services in sign language to facilitate the visit to the hearing impaired. With this initiative, the Alhambra, one of the most visited monuments in our country, becomes the first in Spain to offer this free service. This  service works with a portable [...]


The Second Technical Workshop organized by the National Centre for Technology Access (CENTAC), will address accessibility for people with disabilities to DTT and Tablets, through the participation of experts in Information Technology and Communication, both national and European level. Workshop, which will take place June 9 at the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, [...]


Antoni Tapies Foundation hosts on Thursday May 12 the seminar “Digitalisation and access toculture in the information society: questions and legal challenges”, which aims to provide a framework for reflection and discussion about intellectual property rights and their impact in promoting access to culture.   With the participation of workers from different sectors of the [...]


Master in Museums that is taught on the campus of Huesca organized a seminar on accessibility in museums and other places of disclosure of assets, which was held on 26 and 27 April. The seminar, included in the teaching program of this postgraduate degree from the University of Zaragoza, will be open to the public, [...]


The City of Plasencia (Cáceres) has opened the first Museum Typhlological of Extremadura, a space that, in addition to educational and artistic goal, aims to facilitate access to culture and heritage to all people, regardless of their sensory, especially to the visually impaired. This museum, located at the Centro Cultural Las Claras, enables blind people [...]


Málaga expands accessible tourism

People with hearing and visual dissabilities  will have guidebooks which are interpreted to the sign language and subtitled. A touch plane located at Marina Square will be the starting point of the five accessible tourist routes. These routes can be downloaded by QR integrated technology at the touch as well as from the web malagaturismo.com. [...]


On 8 April the draft Citilab Tourism Knowledge attended a meeting of Innovation in Tourism & Sport, a working group within the framework of the European Region Research and Innovation Network was founded in January 2011 which aims to identify and stimulate initiatives innovation, tourism and cultural and historical heritage in different regions of Europe. [...]


ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities has organized the fourth edition of DRT4ALL 2011. The Fourth International Congress of Design and Technology Invertigación Networks for all (DRT4ALL) will be held from 27 to 23 June. The conference, that wil be held in the Cultural and Sports Complex ONCE in Madrid, [...]


The Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art is pleased to announce the sixth International conference on Inclusive Design. Include 2011 will take place at the Royal College of Art, London, UK on 18-20 April 2011. The theme for Include 2011 will be: The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen. [...]


Zaragoza University organized a seminar on access to museums and heritage spaces, the 26th and 27th April, in Huesca. Under the headline, “Look! Accessibility for all audiences “, the Masters in Museums of the University of Zaragoza, organized a conference in which they provide clues to bring the contents of the museums and all public [...]


Hearing Augmented reality by Lizondo

Can you imagine being able to walk through the center of Madrid while accompanying through your mobile device the recorded voice of Pedro Almodovar’s explaining his favorite bars commemorating the Madrid scene? Miguel Lizondo has not only imagined that but was also is convinced that something like that could pick anyone, locals and tourists. So [...]


New tecnologies arrives to Merida City

Merida council has invested in resources associated with new technologies such as audio guides or interactive digital information points, for tourist in this city of Extremadura. The City Council intended that stroll around town will be easier with these new applications that work in the city since last Saturday, March 26, 2011. Audio guides offer [...]


Vatican Museum’ s director, Antonio Paolucci, has announced that they are working in prepare all the necessary resources to offer educational tours and tailored to the needs of the deaf. Paolucci reported that  the Vatican Museums will make accesible to people with disabilities sign language translations of the comments of the works of art and [...]


The Planetarium Science Museum of Valladolid has just started the “Accesible Evolution”, an adapted performance specifically for blind and deaf people,  including self-descriptions and captions. “Accesible Evolution” is a pioneering project in Spain, that has complete accesibility. This performance is all part of the  “Science with difference”, which extends the accessibility plan for people with [...]