"ToTour4All”- Release of the cultural tourism app for people with limited mobility, visual and hearing impairments

17/02/2015

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TURIN-February 17 marked an important date for the innovative app "ToTour4All." This exciting initiaitve is an integral part of the LHAC, a project where the EFC aims to promoting accessability of historic city centres in Europe. The new app's purpose is to be freely available and usable; even by people with limited mobility, vision and hearing. The new app, compatible on Apple and Android platforms, allows you to discover Turin through a circular route between 30 cultural points of historic and artistic destinations.

The app has a circular path (from piazza Castello and piazza Castello, representative of the historical aspects, architectural, social and daily life and designed to encourage the inclusion in full autonomy by people of disability) with three locations (Path Path District, San Carlo, Via Po) and 30 points of interest divided into 6 categories such as: shopping, churches, historical buildings and museums, archaeological sites, monuments and urban architecture.
Entering the App are the descriptive texts of interest points adapted to each disability, map navigation, audio description and video with translation in Italian sign language (LIS) and subtitles.

The initiative aims to increase and strengthen Turin as a tourist destination for all, improve the offer for tourists with special needs and strengthen the city's position as a destination accessible to specialised tour operators. If we consider that in Europe there are approximately 36 million disabled tourists (out of a total population of almost 750 million), but only 6 million actually do so. In essence, 30 million people with special needs may be interested in travelling, but for various reasons are still excluded from official tourism circuits.ToTour4All is designed to foster the development of tourism in Turin with disabilities, offering paths independently and accessible to all.

 

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Submitted by: Silvia Balmas
Start Date: 17/02/2015
End Date: 17/02/2015
LHAC Languages: EN | IT

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Source: http://www.torinotourforall.it/?lang=en
 

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