Reference documents

This section contains reference documents from a range of sources addressing the subjects of accessibility, inclusion, cultural heritage and related issues.


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  • Oct 21, 2016 Guide to accessible ADDIS ABABA The preparation of a “Guide to Accessible Ethiopia” is one of the major components of the ECDD “Promoting Accessibility in Ethiopia” project, which is a continuation of a previous project which ECDD undertook in 2008 with the support of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD Austria. The purpose of the project is to assess the accessibility of selected public buildings and services in Ethiopia for persons with disabilities, including hotels, guest houses, restaurants, shopping places, medical services, tour and travel services, museums, and recreational centers among other establishments. During this project, ECDD also organized a series of “Accessibility Information Seminars” in 12 towns in Ethiopia to inform business and building owners, architects and urban planners about accessibility standards to encourage greater attention to making accessible facilities all. In addition, ECDD undertook the modification of existing schools in selected towns to demonstrate what accessible design looks like.
  • Jul 16, 2015 Alliance Magazine vol.16 n. 3: The First EFC operational project making headway The following article states the LHAC first ever project on accessible cities.
  • Sep 23, 2014 Mapping skills and training needs to improve accessibility in tourism- Final Report 2014 Accessible tourism training should take into account the context of training, the trainee’s prior qualifications, knowledge and experience, the level of the training to be delivered and visitors’ specific access requirements. If a visitor experience is to be truly accessible then all elements of the supply chain or customer journey must be accessible.[...] Training content and learning outcomes should include Knowledge of disabilities /types of disability and access requirements, Barriers to accessibility & Design for All, Strategic development of accessibility in business, Principles of effective customer service, Proper etiquette for dealing with PwD, Recognising and responding appropriately to people using personal supports and Service animals and assistive technology.
  • Aug 5, 2014 Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing. Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies in supportive and enabling living environments. WHO regards active ageing as a life long process shaped by several factors that alone and acting together, favour health, participation and security in older adult life. Informed by WHO’s approach to active ageing, the purpose of this Guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly so as to tap the potential that older people represent for humanity.
  • Aug 5, 2014 Cities of tomorrow Challenges, visions, ways forward This is a publication made collecting all contributors of the Cities of tomorrow reflection process, during three workshops organised in May, June, October and December 2010, or through written contributions in the form of issue papers or responses by experts.
    The "Cities of Tomorrow"reflection process aimed at providing inspirations for policy-makers and practictioners involved in urban developement, wheter at local, regional, national or European level.
  • Apr 2, 2014 Manual on Accessible Tourism for All: Public-Private Partnerships and Good Practices This is one of the outcomes of the collaboration between UNWTO and disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), particularly the Spanish ONCE Foundation for the Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities, the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT), and the Spanish ACS Foundation. They are meant to assist tourism stakeholders in improving the accessibility of tourism destinations, facilities and services worldwide.
  • Feb 6, 2014 UNWTO Recommendations Adopted by UNWTO General Assembly Resolution A/RES/637(XX) of August 2013, updating the 2005 UNWTO Recommendations
  • May 1, 2013 Effect vol. 7 n.1 Issue 1 (Spring 2013): Making cities socially sustainable The six cities participating in the LHAC project in making cities more accessible reflect innovative and supportive strategies for people fo dissabilities to access more easily. The article focuses on LHAC project developments in: Avila (Spain), Lucca and Turn (Italy),Mulhouse (France), and Viborg (Denmark).
  • Apr 16, 2013 Listen Up! - A new guide for tourism businesses National tourist board VisitEngland has joined forces with UK charity Action on Hearing Loss to launchListen Up! - a new guide for tourism businesses. Designed to help businesses become more accessible for customers with hearing loss, the free resource is available online
  • Jan 1, 2013 Etre Handicap Information n° 123-124: Villes européennes : éliminons les situations de handicap! This article (in French) describes the conference, that took place on October 25, 2012, with the theme "Une Ville pour Tous (A City for All)". The report explains this project in detail in regards to the European league of cities collaborating in this initative.

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